I was out taking another long walk today, as I often do on my dead-end street out in the country. It was cold, (in the low 40s) but the sun had come
out after a rough week of weather so I was eager to enjoy it! I began without my camera because of a sore neck (that telephoto lense is heavy!) but
when I saw six bald eagles hovering, I literally ran back to get it!!
I saw so many different beautiful things today that I thought of sharing it, again, with my ATS friends. I searched out my last walk/picture thread
and was surprised to find it was almost a year ago already! I figured it was time to do it again.
Much has happened this year, including my
house losing much of its equity, and the economic/political battleground getting bloodier. BUT, so many good things have happened too. My whole
family has come closer to God and as a result is full of more love and grace. I have made many new true friends and come to appreciate all that we
have even more. These pics are once again a reminder of that beauty all around us...all we have to do is SEE it!!!
SO....here they are, in order. Enjoy!
Most of the eagles were gone by the time I got my camera, but I managed to capture one at a bit of a distance. What a gorgeous creature!
It's early winter, but the colors are still so sharp and pretty!
Some geese were gathered in a nearby cut cornfield and I managed to get quite close to them...
Before they flew away!!!
Some doves took flight from my neighbors barn:
Down the road a bit further, I came upon another neighbors very large cow. I don't know why I found it so funny, but I couldn't get it out of my
head that it was trying to hide behind the tree.
Past the river, down to the end and then back again. The sun was again shining...the last of the clouds gone and a pretty little meadowlark or
something similar was singing among the berries on the side of the road:
Back past the 'hiding' cow again, who was now kneeling in the grass in order to reach to short greens...and a pretty little hawk (much like the one
I saw earlier this year) flew overhead:
Once home again, I went into my back yard to see if any of those eagles made their way to the trees there. I didn't spot any, but the scene in the
slough was so pretty!!!
I was literally steps from my back door when I noticed a new blossom in my potted plant mix on the back deck. I have noticed some very odd behavior
from the plants/trees this year, continuing to bloom and sprout as if it were spring instead of winter. I thought I would take a picture just to
document it, but was pleasantly surprised at the jewel nestled inside when I looked at the picture!!!
I hope you enjoyed your 'walk' with me! Until next time......