Gone Eaglin’

When a friend called the house the other day my wife replied he has gone Eaglin’.  My friend in shock said he has gone to England? When I think about it many simple pleasures in my life occur with that expression of ” Gone”. Gone huntin’, gone fishin’, gone to the garden, gone to walk the dogs’.

I suppose the greatest thing about being gone is the unexpected places where one might arrive. Being gone for me means wandering with intent. However the intent don’t always work out as anticipated.

In the morning yesterday my intent was to photograph as is the norm of late. With the wind blowing and dark skies approaching I did not find much. Finally coming across an eagle flying up from a muddy bank in the back of a bay on Kentucky Lake. The only glimpse of bright sunshine came out as the eagle tried to perch on the top of a spindly dead tree. Quickly gliding down and landing on a more comfortable perch. Soon the bird flew off and circled against a dark gray sky portraying rain to come.

In the afternoon I was gone again and headed for Duncan Lake. The rain gentle and misty came and went while I was there. A couple eagles chases occured. A maturing eagle came in and bathed in the rain. I found myself taking photos next to a professor and his son. Listening to them talk it occurred to me that I might be barely literate in comparison. However they found the same joy as I did watching the eagle action.

This is getting long so will wind it down. Had a fine day between showers. Despite the poor conditions I caught more photos then I should share in a single post. Rain in the forecast again today. Hope your weekend fun is not dampened by the weather. Hope you find yourself gone to spend time with a friend or family. Don’t get much better that that…

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Today’s Flashback Photos ” juvenile eagle studying, then standing on, then shoving turtle in the water”

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5 Responses to Gone Eaglin’

  1. Mary Anne Nelson says:

    Thank you again for all the wonderful eagle photos. The antics at Duncan Lake are my favorite..I have shared many to the Treehouse blog and today I shared your commentary. So many members look forward to your (mostly) daily gems and have said as much to me, Some declare they just love Goat Sass Farm! speaking of GSF I only recently discovered there is no space between Goat and Sass but a few years ago when I started sharing your photos I overlooked that. Recently I decided I’d correct that so one day I did it right and my fingers just fumbled over one another because the digit memory was already well established for the name…I’m a one handed typer anyway so I scrapped that idea–too funny…..have a great day Jim!

    • Jim says:

      Mary Anne Nelson,
      Your Welcome. Glad ya’ll enjoy the wonders I get to see. My “Little Woman’s” idea for the farm name. It helps to have a some humor in every day living. Thank You for stopping by and leaving a note…

  2. Mary S. says:

    Jim, It’s been so long since I commented. Today’s post is extraordinary.
    Your comment on “gone” wherever is truly thoughtful and contemplative. You will never be second best to others who only seem more educated than you; life experience is an education that may be more important than schooling.
    Your pictures are always great; but today the pix of the pair of eagles together leave no doubt they are a pair. Over the last days I’ve enjoyed the kind of “family reunion” it seems the pair have been enjoying.
    The three “flash backs” today are great; a set so special only YOU could get it. MCS

  3. I’ve been gone all weekend too but that darn hurricane is supposed to rain us out tomorrow. We don’t see too many of them up this way, and we need the rain.
    I like the shots of the two eagles flying together. Much like they were dancing!
    The juvenile eagle apparently didn’t know he was kicking a meal into the river.

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      We had a rain out day today. Water standing everywhere. We needed the rain as well. Hope to catch more air acrobatics this month. The eagles don’t eat the turtles that big that I have seen. The turtles at this spot pay them little attention.

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