It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…: Day 19 #SOL18

Today is day 19 of the month long writing challenge sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…

“Quick, look! The eagle!”

Everyone jumps out of their seats to see the majestic bird fly right across the lake at eye level. Even two year old M. runs to the window to take a peek. We stand there for several minutes watching him soar – hoping that he circles back so we can admire him again. His white head and tail glimmer in the afternoon sun making it easy to stay focused as he flies further and further away. His sightings are a common occurrence, yet we are still amazed by his large and mighty wingspan spreading across the sky.

Living at the lake for three years we have a great appreciation for the seasonal changes outside our windows. It’s part of our waterside living to know the habits and the behaviors of a variety of birds. The appearance of the prehistoric looking heron, the back end of the duck poking out of the waters while fishing for dinner, and the graceful landing of the swan, all take us away from our daily to do’s and make us pause, if only for a moment. They bring a moment of peace and serenity to all who watch.

The eagle has disappeared over the trees and we return to our tasks at hand. But we aren’t quite the same for seeing the eagle fly by today. We are in awe and forever changed.

7 Replies to “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…: Day 19 #SOL18”

  1. What a wonderful sight to see! As you, I love see the eagles and the herons and recently I have seen flocks of Sandhill Cranes flying over too. Spottings like these make it fun to live in an area that has the seasonal changes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love that this beautiful landscape makes you pause to watch and appreciate the nature around you! This is a good reminder to do this no matter where we are! It’s great how you mention how you’re never the same after watching that eagle- but it’s true. When we slow down and appreciate the beauty around use we are definitely not the same- we’re better!

  3. I envy your view! I used to see purple martins swooping outside the windows across from the library, but their insect-catching ground was taken up by portables this school year. I enjoy watching the birds in my neighborhood; the red-shouldered hawk is our local raptor.

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