Sunday, September 9, 2007

With wings like eagles...

Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31




We see eagles on our farm throughout the winter months but can’t usually get close enough for a good photo. But today, we snapped away…and the eagle never moved!





We first heard about this incredible bird on Global news (or was it the Vancouver paper?) a few weeks ago and discovered it was exactly one mile east of our farm in Chilliwack…at the end of a dead-end road. This morning we took an out-of-town tour group for a visit (well, family actually) and were once again amazed.



The eagle is a sculpture, which was nine months in the making and is called “The Power of Flight”. It has a forty-foot wingspan and stands 11 feet tall…rather an imposing bird. It was created by Kevin Stone out of mirror polished stainless steel and is part of a package of three sculptures, which are being sold to China for display at the Beijing airport for the 2008 Olympics.

The bald eagle won’t be back in the area for a few months, but if you are interested in seeing the giant replica in our ‘front yard’, come check it out at 8501 Upper Prarie Road in Chilliwack.

3 comments:

  1. That is my favorite verse in the Bible. It really gives me strenghth when I need it.

    BTW, Hi! I found your blog through Louvella.

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  2. Very nice.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. We saw that on the news too. Hmm, maybe we'll take it in . .. it is an amazing piece of art.

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