Many fish are jumping on a glassy Echo Lake, the lake having been stocked by Washington Fish and Wildlife just a few days ago. Most of the day, a pair of Osprey have circled on the wing. They will tuck their long slender powerful wings, into a dive they go either pulling up at the last moment or splashing feet first into the water. The splash is huge! The Osprey comes up without a fish more often than it makes a catch. Whether with or without, the Osprey will always give a shake once a few feet off the surface of the lake to shed the water from it’s feathers. For some reason I never tire of seeing this quick motion. As the Osprey casts off the lake water, it delights me, I watch eagerly for that moment. Odd perhaps yet true. Song birds fill the air with their sweetest mating and contact calls. Yesterday I sat with a lovely circle of nine women to guide them in the crafting of their personal medicine bags. They were so respectful of themselves, each other and sacredness of their work. Today I have chosen to be still enjoying the quiet of this Easter Sunday when families are gathering, cheerful voices along with the birdsong. No one is mowing their lawn – thankfully. The thin clouds are giving way to blue sky. The sun is illuminating the late afternoon, it’s own resurrection, a rebirth from behind the grey clouds. It’s always a good day on Echo Lake.