Yesterday afternoon my husband and I took a break from cleaning out the garden shed and hopped in our boat for a spin around the lake.
It was a beautiful blue sky day. The day could only be described as perfect in the weather department. While we were out on the boat we met some new neighbors who were out on their dock and checked the local bay area for signs of some water flowers to photograph. There were none yet. I think this is because the weather stayed so cold for so long this spring and the lake’s water level is the highest it has been since we moved here in 1992.
As we were headed back for our shore we were passing along the east side of the lake and I mentioned to my husband “I wonder if there are any eagles on the lake this year?” When I was more active many years ago in our local lake association we had a guy named Dan who would report each year on the eagle activity on the east side of the lake. It was always very interesting.
Yesterday as we passed by Dan’s lakeshore I looked up as I wondered about the eagles and happened to catch what I thought was a silhouette of an eagle against the blue sky. I had my husband circle the boat around for another look. I was so excited to get his picture of the eagle. I love watching them soar above the lake but to see one perched so majestically next to a nest was awesome.
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, .
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
June 6, 2011 at 11:30 am
Love it–the eagle, the verse–which is one of my favorites-
what a wonderful day you had…
glorious–God is so extravagant in His displays in nature…
June 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm
I couldn’t agree with you more Jane. It was a glorious day. We actually had two nice days in a row this weekend Yay!
June 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Oh, you did have a wonderful day! I’ve never seen an eagle in real life, so I would have been excited too. Glad you had the camera with you!
June 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm
We did have a wonderful weekend and it was great to see the eagle.
Carol Ann Hoel
June 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm
What an amazing photo you took! It’s so clear and beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photo and the verse in Isaiah to go with it. I love that passage. Blessings to you, Jeanne…
June 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm
Thanks Carol. It was fun to find the eagle and take a picture of it. Isaiah 40:31 verse is also one of my favorites. Glad you enjoyed both picture and verse.
June 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm
That is picture perfect, Jeanne!
June 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm
Thanks Nancy, it made my day to see something so special.
June 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm
What a wonderful photo. You have every right to be thrilled and proud.
June 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Beautiful picture! Not something one sees every day.
June 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm
I’m 51 and yesterday was the first time I saw an eagle next to its nest. So fun….
June 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm
So cool! I’ve never seen an eagle in the wild before. He posed so nicely.
June 7, 2011 at 12:07 am
I’ve seen a couple of eagles on a farm field before but I never had a camera with to take a picture of them. Now I take my camera everywhere I go.
My kids are just happy I don’t focus on them very often.
June 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm
Cool, Jeanne! Anna’s managed to get some photos of eagles in flight, but none of them at rest. Beautiful!
June 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Thanks Wendy. I’m looking into another lens that would have just a little more distance so I could get some more detail. Boy do I wish there was digital technology when I was first interested in photography.