the bald eagle
I can’t imagine what I’ve done to deserve it, but I seem to be stumbling into a bunch of bird shots lately…This one caught my attention not far from where I had snapped the previous heron shot. At first I thought that was a snake the bird had captured. It was pretty far out there, so it was hard to tell. This shot (at 250mm) and HIGHLY cropped tells a different story. I couldn’t tell until I downloaded the picture that it’s actually a large twig. It did prompt me to watch to see where the bird was headed.This tree was far enough away from me, that I couldn’t tell for sure what I suspected. Looks like a Bald Eagle doing some nest building. Now, if I can just get me a better zoom lens and remember specifically which tree that was along the road….. I’m thinking there may be some chicks coming along at some point.
Each man had only one genuine vocation – to find the way to himself….His task was to discover his own destiny – not an arbitrary one – and to live it out wholly and resolutely within himself. Everything else was only a would-be existence, an attempt at evasion, a flight back to the ideals of the masses, conformity and fear of one’s own inwardness.
― Hermann Hesse