There are times in my life when I realize I’ve been wandering around with my eyes open but also closed. Today was one such day.
I live on a beautiful plot of land in a nestled spot on the Concord River and every morning I offer thanks to my goddess for another day, but, and this part saddens me, I’m not paying attention. I’ve been given a magnificent gift but I’m too damn busy thinking about other things to really appreciate it. It’s like that quote by Allen Saunders:
Well, today I got a wake-up call. Mother Nature grabbed me by the shoulders and forced me to notice the splendor surrounding me, and boy am I glad she did.
Yup, my American bald eagle visited me…along with a friend.
Turns out they were fighting over something that resembled a mangled rodent, and I got to watch the whole encounter.
If I’d been sitting on my couch feeling sorry for myself, as I’ve been doing lately, I would have missed the entire show. Not cool.
After eating, the eagle sat and posed for my camera.
He then flew to a tree and sat there for over two hours!
He preened, fluffed, and watched the ducks (thanks goodness he’d just eaten) while I drank a cup of tea and marveled.
Yes, John, I would be a poorer woman if I never saw an eagle fly.
Blessed be :}
Video courtesy of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP7Chi9MPSg