Thursday, March 15, 2012

Saying Goodbye To The Eagles


Wood Ducks





 On the Missouri River

I saw 52 Wild Turkeys in this field











A Common Merganser


She moved her head from beneath the quilt, and I thought of all the history . A tiny inhabitant occupied these thoughtful covers . I saw a mention of family, an announcement of generations in the quilt that wrapped her and loved feeling the love and care that went with it. It was a special pattern, I always love the unusual. I saw the a sequencing pattern in the stitching and knew of all  the work that went into this wrapping. A child was nestled in these hallowed patterns. It was a true delight to see.

18 comments:

  1. Such wonderful shots of the eagle--what a tremendous experience to just see one and even better to photograph one. I love the quilt story. I have numerous quilts my Mother hand stitched way back when. I treasure each and every one of them. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

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  2. Wonderful captures of the eagle and turkeys !
    Very nice set.

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  3. Beautiful photos. I think we know what you call a wood duck as a mandarin duck. Or maybe they are different.

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  4. Steve- great eagle pictures! And apropos of your quilt story, I just bought a hand sewn one today at an estate sale. I do not think we will see many more of them in the future!

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  5. I never tire of seeing the bald eagles. They're such beautiful, majestic birds. Fifty-two turkeys?! Amazing. Loved that one photo of the trees reflected in the water, too.

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  6. I sure do love those eagles! I wish I could see one in the wild, in person :-)

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  7. wonderful shots of the eagle. Nothing quite like a quilt that has been handed down, full of memories

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  8. Love the photos...all so beautiful..I'll follow along to continue enjoying your blog.
    Love the quotes - happy weekend.

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  9. beautiful pics
    saying goodbye to eagles nice title

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  10. Oh Steve! You got to see them in the Wild! TOOO COOOOL!!!!
    Aren't they a Beautiful bird?!
    hughugs

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  11. Beautiful series - just love the eagle! They always pose so nicely it seems!

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  12. The eagles are simply gorgeous! Thanks for the shots...

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  13. Wondering whence the eagles are headed. Just a heads up. We did a snowy owl rescue yesterday. I'll post on it as soon as I hear from the Raptor Center in Minneapolis if it surves the broken wing and severe malnutrition......

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  14. Beautiful eagle photos. I have old quilts full of memories and unfortunately holes too :O)

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  15. I love eagles so much. I hope one day I can see even half as many as you do.

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  16. Thank you for these photos..They are truly beautiful. I miss taking pictures more than anything. I lost my camera 4 months ago.
    xo Nita

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  17. I meant to get down to the river before the migration is over. I hope I'm not too late.

    Lovely photos of the eagle, Steve. :)

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  18. Such a majestic bird. I've never been quite that close to one. You have some wonderful shots.

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