heart beating a little faster
Those words don't even begin to describe my feelings when I saw this gorgeous American Bald Eagle. I've seen eagles in captivity, but never in the wild. The feelings that washed over me are just indescribable! I had seen this nest a couple of times, but was never fortunate enough to see the eagle. The nest is probably six feet across and in the fork of an enormous tree. Those aren't little twigs the nest is made of, but limbs and branches. On a recent trip to Northern Arkansas I took my sister hoping we would get lucky this time and spot an eagle and we did! Not only did we see the parent, but we finally spotted the eaglet. Thrilling! I'm so grateful we were able to find and see this majestic bird. (This find was from a couple of weeks ago, but I never got to share it, so I'm sharing it today! Forgive the lateness.)
Linking with Kim's Friday Finds.
Randomness from the week:
I made a quick trip to my daughter's this week to see my oldest grandson in his school program. The program, that featured Broadway music, was wonderful and so uplifting. These kids are fantastic singers! Anyway, one of the stops we had to make before the program was at their library where they were quick to point out this fascinating sculpture and it's shadow. The boys know how much I like shadows. Isn't this a fantastic shadow for a library wall? I can't imagine how those square books come from all those circles and shapes!
On the way home I took a couple of photo detours. Our family has a love of all things railroad. It started with our son and continues with all our grandsons. You show me railroads, bridges, and water and I'm a happy camper!
Look what I spotted growing wild along the road under the bridge...these pretty hot pink and yellow columbine flowers. Hundreds of these sturdy plants were growing along the rocky ledge.
My photo detours often lead me to older downtown areas looking for historic buildings. I seem to always find such wonderful surprises tucked away. This time it was a little park in between two buildings. On each wall was a display of beautiful mosaic pieces featuring the sun. I would love to know who the artist is, but there were no signs!
I'm trying not to be envious of these wonderful windows and their large ledges!
I hope to bring you a little more of my photos from my detour next week. I just can't seem to find time to keep everything going! But, I'll try!
Enjoy your weekend!