This morning, because of an east coast ice storm, work/school was delayed by two hours, which set me on the road to work in full daylight instead of the cold blackness of early morning winter. As daughter #1 and I wound our way through the countryside towards the school I work at and she attends, I spotted off to my right, sitting in an ice covered tree, a bald eagle. A BALD FREAKIN' EAGLE Y'ALL! "No, I can NOT have just seen what I think I saw."
Stopping at the first farmer's gate I came to I frantically turned around while excitedly calling to Lily to get out my camera... hurry! I prayed he was still there. He was! I literally stopped in the middle of the road (thank the lord for the sparseness of country traffic), put down the window and started clicking. I was able to get several shots before he decided to take off and head towards the school's campus.
I am still excited about seeing a bald eagle in the wild like this! It is literally only the second time in my life I have had the experience, so I remain pretty psyched . And to experience it with one of my kids AND I got pictures! Whew. Thank you nature for that little piece of joy this morning.
I am so hoping that he decides to settle somewhere near the school, which comprises 1,600 acres. I honestly don't think I would ever get tired of the site.