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Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I took this photo from the passenger side of our rental car as we were making our way out of Seattle and on our way north to Victoria, British Columbia. The water presented a fascinating sight. On one side of the causeway it was tempestuous, choppy, on the other as smooth as glass. There is one thing that is missing from this photo and so focused on the scene I almost missed it. Over the choppy water flying towards us came a big, beautiful bald eagle. He disappeared behind us as fast as he appeared and even though I had my camera at my side, the moment had passed before I could get hold of it in time. He was so close as he flew by and I jerked my head hard while swiveling in my chair to follow his flight. We have never seen an eagle other than those rescued at a zoo and being used for educational programs. To see one soar so freely was almost surreal. We were about 30 feet away. No photo except that contained in our memory. It has taken me 59 years to see my first American Bald Eagle in the 'wild'. It was a thrilling sight. I may not have a photograph but he will be forever indelibly imprinted on my brain. I will never forget him. I hope one day we will see another on our travels and hopefully it won't take another 59 years. If so I think I had better start eating my Wheaties, what do you think? Optimistic? You bet!