Thursday, September 15, 2011

Special day...

Any day we see an eagle we consider a good day...well, imagine how special it is to see two eagles with a blog friend!!! I have been visiting Mary of Faith, Fabric, and Photos blog almost since I first began blogging. We have wanted to get together for along time, but things kept happening on my end that prevented it when it should have been so easy.

So today, her husband had to be up this way...she emailed me to see if it was convenient, while apologizing for such short notice. Well, for us, short notice is almost always best.

We talked, and laughed, and showed each other our quilts....I even showed her the part of our basement where I do my sewing. And let me tell you, that takes nerve, cause it isn't very pretty down there.
But it serves its purpose.

After that, we headed out to the strip pits...the first thing we saw an eagle up high. The first time I glimpsed it, the way it turned I saw the sunlight reflect off the white tail feathers...I took pictures but I had forgot to reset my ISO and shutter speed so they are not good at all...see the photo below. It will enlarge, but let me tell you, it is hardly worth it.
Then right as we left the strip pits, we spotted the eagle in the first photo...we only had just a few seconds to snap a couple photos...as it was turning away from us.

I think we are both hoping this is the first in a lot of visits...

14 comments:

Lindy MacDuff said...

Mary and Mike are a great couple! We met them down their way a while back, to see the migrating Snow Geese at Henderson Slough.

How exciting that you all got to see bald eagles today! Sounds like it was a fun time, quilts and all. =)

Ginny said...

What an exciting day! I just love to meet followers, and the first time is so exciting. That's a very cool hawk shot, it is so hard to get them when they are flying.

Ellie said...

What a great day you had. First to meet a fellow blogger and to see those eagles. Lucky you!!

Maple Lane said...

Precious memories of times spent with blog friends. Glad you enjoyed your visit and saw the eagles.

Judy said...

Sounds like a fun day to meet a blogging friend.

don said...

It's nice that you finally got together. I like the eagle shots. That last one was a great way to end the trip to the strip pits.

Small City Scenes said...

Always fun to meet a fellow blogger and very special to both see a couple of Eagles too. WOW!!

Thanks for the info on the Barred Owl.
Really wished it was a Spotted because they are endangered here. MB

Montanagirl said...

Those flight shots aren't always so easy to capture.

Carletta said...

How wonderful you and Mary got to meet and to see eagles - double good fortune!
I have yet to see an eagle in the wild. Someday. :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is wonderful, and too see two eagles on top of it, what a super day.

I hope to meet up with a blogging friend this next month......

Gill in Canada

Stampmouse said...

not only awesoem to see eagles but to see an "invisible" friend and really connect up.

Debbie said...

special day with a special someone, sounds like a great time!! we all seem to have so much in common. nice that you were able to meet in person!!

EG Wow said...

Very cool! I'm not sure I have ever seen an eagle!

Mary said...

It was a great day and the two eagle sightings were the icing on the cake :-) I hope we meet again soon! I had a great time and am so glad we finally met! I finally posted about it today. I'm so glad our quilt show is finally over. I'm pooped!

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