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.