Saturday, April 17, 2021

Beauty In Unexpected Places

During springtime, I put on quite a few miles in order to see the returning birds.  

I had been told that there were many eagles about a 45 minutes drive from my home. 

That meant I had to go check it out.

There were a few, but not as many as the day before. As you can see the water on this river was still frozen, but the birds seemed to find some little morsels of food. Of course with the food come the squabbles.



Landing gear is down and touch down is imminent.



At places the ice was breaking up and causing unique ice formations.


My favourite one was this slab of ice which was partially on the shore. I loved the color of it and the layers.




The open water gave some lovely reflections.


I had not seen what I hoped to see, but that did not stop me from finding beauty.
I challenge you to keep your eyes open to find beauty in unexpected places.


19 comments:

Sandra said...

what you saw is beautiful and soemthing i have never seen, except in your photos. so good job. love the touch down

George said...

Thanks for showing us the beauty you found, even if it wasn't what yo were looking for. Every corner of God's creation holds beauty if we will only look to see it.

Debbie said...

beautiful pictures, i would drive 45 minutes to see one eagle. your favorite, was my favorite as well, very pretty captures ruth!!

photowannabe said...

Yes, beauty in unexpected places.
Love the colored layers of that ice flow.
It's suppose to get into the 80's F. today.
It's a beautiful time of year.
Glad you got to see some Eagles...love the one of him coming in for a landing.
Sue

Hootin' Anni said...

You may have not seen what you drove for....but, the beauty you DID see was stupendous. Love the frozen ice flow & "landing gear".

William Kendall said...

Wonderful shots.

happyone said...

Such beauty!!! Love the landing photo!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Bald Eagles fighting on the ice; I am impressed!!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wonderful pictures. I love that ice on the shore pic too. Really nice. Love the eagles. Yes, there is so much beauty out there to see. Thank you for sharing yours. Always something wonderful to see here.

Marie Smith said...

Those are great eagle shots, Ruth.

Lorrie said...

It's good that you were willing to see the beauty that was there beyond what you were hoping for. I miss the ice breaking up on rivers in the spring. I grew up in Prince George and we had a lot of it there.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.
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E. said...

very cool, great shots Mrs. Ruth. well done. always a fan of wings of all sorts. hope u r well this week. busy weekend we did have ... trying to get caught up on chores and such. u have a great week. take care. ( ;

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fun action photos, Ruth!

We've had a few large spring snowfalls recently, so birds seemed to have disappeared for awhile. Most likely they have flown south again.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Yes --for sure!!!! All we have to do is to get out in Nature ---and we can always find that beauty in unexpected places.

I love the shot of the bird getting ready to land... PERFECT.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose L said...

I am still in hopes to get photos of eagles, too! I enjoy your photos.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous!

Rose said...

I wish I would be there to go with you...or meet you there. Would be fun to share the beauty with someone. The other day coming from Terre Haute we saw 6 eagles in the air! It was exciting but I was on the bridge and no place to pull over.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Bald Eagle has become a common breeding species in southern Ontario, now that we have ceased the senseless slaughter of them, and removed organochlorine pesticides from their diet. And a welcome addition they are to our avifauna.