Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Are Bald Eagles Really Bald? OR, Is That Wierd Plant From Mars?

I went to Woods Canyon Lake last week—Did you know they have two bald eagles there? Having never seen them in the wild before, it was pretty cool. They seemed really happy, but then I’d be happy living at Woods Canyon Lake if I were an eagle. Promise.There’s a beautiful lake, lots of trees, cool weather.
They might have had a little tiff because when they landed, they didn't sit together. I think she's waiting for him to come apologize. He didn't.

I like the way this picture turned out with the eagle appearing to fly along the cloudline. Instead of making up with his mate, he was horsing around and flying with two crows. I'd be mad, too.
After the lake, I went camping with my sisters on up the highway. It was also beautiful—no lake—but beautiful nonetheless. As I walked back and forth from the outhouse, I noticed all these funny little plants. Some I recognized, some I didn’t. I wished I had one of those videos that showed the little buggers growing up so that I’d know what they were. Kind of outerspace-like.
Like these two plants--what are they???

This has been a crazy summer so far, and it seems that although I keep thinking of things I can blog about, I don’t get the time to do it. It won’t slow down for me for a while either. I’ve got a family reunion this weekend and the next week we’re going to drive to Illinois to visit my son and his family. We’re also going to Nauvoo and Carthage. We might possibly go to Ohio to visit a family my husband knows there, but where I'd really like to visit while we're there is Adam-Ondi-Ahman and Hahns Mill in Missouri. I don’t know if we’ll get there because Nauvoo is about a day's drive from my son—and A.O.A. and H.M. are probably another day's drive from there. Yikes!!!

 Did I tell you that I have two teens that are coming along??? Should be fun times all around.


Valerie Ipson said...

Beautiful photos. Have a great trip! Have you been to Nauvoo before? I love it there.

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

Nope. I've never been to Illinois. I'm excited to see Nauvoo, and to visit my son and his family.