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
At the edge of the city of Syracuse, NY, sits Onondaga Lake. A few years ago bald eagles we sighted at the end of the lake near the sewage treatment plant where the discharge created a spot of open water where the eagles could fish. This year as many as 54 bald eagles have been sighted at one time. It’s a beautiful thing.
Too often we miss what’s happening around us because we are simply focusing on our own problems. The moment we start noticing is when we start living. And nature is always so much full of wonders. The shots are amazing; I’ve never seen an eagle fly. I guess this one after having his belly full was all up to be photographed! Stunning.