Tuesday, February 12, 2008

the rim

there was a momentary break of winter, that gave us a melt and rain and high water on the river. but now the cold is back, and waters recede, and there is the shelf along the rim.

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you cannot really notice the beauty of the shelf from a distance, but walk alongside the riverrim for awhile, and it will captivate you.

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i counted 26 eagles in one spot along the river yesterday. they were all sitting in low hanging trees along the edge of the river. most were with 10 to 15 feet from the surface of the water. i wonder if this behavior has anything to do with the frigid air temps we have experienced over the past few days.

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9 comments:

Pat K said...

Beautiful pictures, as always. And it's going up to around 70 here today. Nice, but I wish we'd had more snow and rain to ease the drought.

pacalaga said...

Gorgeous! Maybe they were looking for fish in the river?

elizabeth said...

So, did the eagles fly away when they saw you, or did they just look at you and carry on with their business?

cyndy said...

They looked at me from across the river (and using my best eagle etiquette, I did nothing to disturb them)....

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We had some of this ice shelf not too long ago. We went through a warm spell and now we are back to ICE and snow today.

Lovely pictures. I bet the Eagles were an awesome sight. I always think I will see them at the park I frequent. There is a road that runs parallel with the Wabash for a short distance but you can see way down the river. I always think an Eagle should be sitting in one of those trees looking at me. It hasn't happened yet. I have seen only one fly by. It took 13 years for this to occur. I hope it doesn't take that long for it to happen again.

Manise said...

How lucky you are to see eagles in the wild! Love your photos of the frozen shelf.

Dawn said...

Beautiful pictures as always! That's a lot of eagles to see at once! I've only ever seen one or two at the same time here. Our weather is much the same as yours ... snow this morning, now ice pellets and changing to rain soon. If we can endure for another couple of weeks we will be over the worst.

Sharon said...

Great photos, I love seeing ice and snow, we just don't get that very often around here.

Donna B said...

lovely pictures! I love your ice queen, too...what a gorgeous blue! I hope you make it to the city often, for it needs to be used!

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