Wednesday, March 4, 2009

with no particular place to go...

Today was one of those days that keeps you glancing out the window. Brilliant sunshine and cold. I tried to focus on projects I was doing at the house..but by mid-morning I found myself loading the car with my camera, binoculars and lunch.. heading out.. seeking some peace and quiet. I drove to a nearby lake where I found this lone eagle sitting on the lake ice.
It remained in the same spot for some time, looking around, and like me, it didn't seem to have any particular place to go...
.. it eventually lifted off the ice, catching a breeze to glide and soar out of sight!
I did see a few ole friends..enjoying the warmth of the sun...
but for the most part only tracks greeted me as I walked... seemed today, we all just wanted to enjoy the quiet of nature..with no particular place to go!


Shellmo said...

This was a beautiful post Tina! That Eagle looked like he could walk on water! And what a nice surprise to see that deer. A lovely day and you put it very poetically.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sometimes it is just pure fun having no particular place to go!! Your walk sounded like JOY to me! That eagle was gorgeous. You still have quite a bit of snow, don't you???? Our temps are supposed to go into the 70's this weekend. Mercy Me--can it be?????

Have a great day tomorrow and get out and go somewhere again!!!!

sylvia murphy said...

Hi Tina,

It has been in the 70's here. I went for a hike afterwork yesterday and a bald eagle and its juvenile flew right over me. They are amazing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Even with no place to go you managed to get some great shots.

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
You were right to go out, at least you could take some pictures, see a nice eagle, and enjoy fresh air.
When I look at your pictures, I have the feeling that we are both leaving in the same world, except that the species we meet are not the same!!! Cold, fresh, snowy environment, but nice to stop to watch mother nature!!!

troutbirder said...

Beautiful day, beautiful post. I like you attitude!

Anonymous said...

Nice post, Tina, and I like the eagle on the ice.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Marsha said...

What a wonderful place you went to even if it was no place particular! I really enjoyed seeing the eagle and your other friends. Did you know the sledder? How fun to be able to play like a child again.

Eve said...

You did a great job just finding a place to do nothing!

George said...

You got some great pictures when you had no particular place to go. I was really impressed with the pictures of the eagle.

Leedra said...

Yet again, another great post. I like your blog.

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Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

How cool that you can just load up and go see bald eagles and deer whenever you want! I'm seriously thinking of moving to Pennsylvania now. Wildlife, scenery, snow...what else could you want? :-)

jalynn01 said...

I would have more than happy to be walking by your side on this walk. I loved all your pictures and it felt very peacful and refreshing. No particular place to go but you did go and found some beautiful friends.

Tina said...

Shelley, It was a lovely day!

Betsy, jealous!

Sylvia, sounds like you had a great day..two

Ruth, Thanks for visiting!

Chris, you are right, love spending time with nature!!

Trout, love your name!! Thanks for stopping by.

Abe, so glad to have you visit..Thank u very much for your nice commment.

Marsha, No I didn't know the sledder but the cool fact is that she was probably in her 50s or 60s!! ha ha

Eve, Thanks!

George, I'm always impressed with eagles. Thanks for stopping by!

Leedra, Thank you so much I love visiting your blog also.

Dave, YOU definitely need to move north in the winter if you want more snow!! lol

Jane, Any time you want to drive on down and walk with me..that would be great!! :)

dAwN said...

Nice photos Tina,
Even though we dont travel where the snow falls...I always love looking at the snowy photos.

fishing guy said...

Tina: I would love to see an Eagle like that one, you got some neat photos.

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful post, Tina! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! It's been so long since I've seen yours! :-( But, I have a couple of days here at Mom's and hope to do some catching up. She's at Disneyworld!!!! I'm here with Dad. Glad she's getting some R&R. Well, this is such a great post--LOVE that you captured the bald eagle so wonderfully!

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