We are cautioned, by those full of greater expertise on the matter, to set aside regular time for eating, to not stand and eat over the kitchen sink, to make sure that we think about what we are eating, to really taste it, to chew our food slowly, and to be present and thankful in the moment of the meal. I was thinking of this when I took the following photos the other day. We have been having visits by a red-shouldered hawk and a Cooper's hawk who are attracted to the many birds coming to our feeders and to our heated spa.
When eating or drinking they must always keep one eye on the sky.
Or one eye just over the rim of the bird bath before they jump up and glug a bit.
It is most times a matter of eating and running flying into the tangle of the woods.
Sometimes just hiding below the patio table and sitting very, very, still is a good strategy because you never know where that hawk eye is looking.