Wednesday, May 28, 2014

From my back yard....

A few of you might have seen this on facebook...but got to tell more details here.  I was out hanging a load of clothes this morn...it was up in the morn.  Not real early.  I was watching buzzards...I always watch the sky.  Always watch for an eagle.  I thought they were just buzzards...and I am convinced that the ones I first glanced were all buzzards.

I glanced back and did a double take...I thought there's an eagle!!...so far every time I have had that gut reaction of 'there's an eagle' I have been right.  If you ever notice buzzards, they never just glide around smoothly in their circling...they always wobble a  little bit now and then.  And their wing extend up from their back in a sort of V shape.

So, even though I had that gut reaction, I ran to grab the spotter's scope out of the Rav...but the sun was just at the right angle, could not get a good look.  Then it headed west...I thought then that I could tell that its head and tail were at least turning white...and I thought, well, it is gone now.  I am not going to get a good look.  So laid the spotter's scope on the grill and continued hanging clothes.

I glanced to the west and there this one came...head and tail feathers as white as snow.  I flew in the house to grab my camera.  By the time I got out, it was gaining altitude...oh, not real high but still higher than when I first seen him, and he was circling and heading north.  It just made my day....I did not think the day could get any better.

Then Sarah and Tootie called tonight...she told  me she was coming day after tomorrow....and boy, did she jabber.  When they first called, one of my buddies was here, so she wanted to talk to Papaw.  After my friend left they were still talking....so Roger gave the phone to me.

I would give anything if you could have heard her.  She was singing..first she was singing ''Turn the beat around"....then she started singing a made up "I love you song", and it was just as much the way she was singing as what she was singing.  Usually she sings so softly, but tonight she was belting it  loud and oh, I just cannot describe it.  Sarah and I were totally cracking up which just got her more wound up.


16 comments:

Ginny said...

Wow, this is a special find! How long will she be staying?

Montanagirl said...

Lucky you on the Eagle shot! That Lorelei sounds like she should take up acting as a career some day!!

Lynne said...

Sounds like one of those Golden Moments . . . Blue sky, eagle flying by . . . and cap that off with your little grand singing up a storm . . . non stop!
Love it!

Sandra said...

glad she is coming for a visit and great find on the eagle

Beth said...

A wonderful shot of the eagle!

don said...

I'm glad you got this good shot of the eagle. The conversation with Tootie must be something to hear. I hope you have a good time together.

Betsy Adams said...

Yes, I did see it on Facebook--but I love reading more about it on your blog. You are SO lucky. I still have never seen one...

That little granddaughter is quite the entertainer, isn't she???? I know you are anxious to see her.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ida said...

How exciting to spot the Eagle. Have fun with that little one, she sounds like a real sweetie.

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Carletta said...

An eagle over your backyard - how very awesome!
Does Lorelei like the frozen song? Lily, Lucy, and Sam all sing that one to the top of their lungs.

DeniseinVA said...

This is such a sweet post Rose. I loved reading about your little granddaughter, so cute. Exciting about the eagle too.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

How exciting to see the eagle! That would definitely make my day, too!

I always get a kick out of the stories you tell about Lorelei.

~Lindy

Roan said...

I want to see one! Would have loved to hear that song. :)

Marie said...

So exciting about the eagles, Rose! Cute phone call too.

Mary said...

Wonderful! Nice to see one from your own backyard. I've seen a few this year so far, but have to drive to find them.

Caron said...

Turn the beat around - excellent choice!!

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