As always, the weather here in Kitimat has been interesting. Why have one weather system when you can have several all in the one day!
After returning home from the DARE Graduation and doing a grocery shop yesterday, by the time I’d emptied the groceries bags it was almost lunch time. What to do? I really didn’t want lunch but I then again I really didn’t want to begin anything then have to stop for lunch. So I grabbed one of my new non-fiction books, a fresh cup of coffee and set myself up on my zero-gravity chair out on the back deck. It was simply glorious!
Admittedly, I really didn’t get much reading done as I sat there in the sunshine. As you know, I’m not really a sunshine kind of gal but when there’s a hint of a breeze, combined with clouds in the sky, I’m more than happy to sit and bask as I don’t feel as if I’m being oven-roasted. And when there are bald-eagles flying over-head, truly, no reading was ever going to be accomplished!
There must have been what I can only guess as thermal currents rising above the forests with one eagle who would swoop in low, hit this tubular current, then slowly twirl to the top where it appeared he was then flung out at the top. He would soar for miles and miles until he was out of sight, never once flapping his wings. Being me, I did endeavor to capture this incredible moment on film (can I still say that) but this is one of those times a picture does NOT paint a thousand words!
Trust me though, I felt honored to be witnessing such an occurrence, and no, I don’t feel as if I need a life as I honestly can’t imagine a better life than this. 😎
Given the lack of white, or it could be the lack of lighting from above, but I’m wondering if this is a Golden Eagle whose wing span is slightly smaller, but not by much! Nevertheless, how majestic is this?
And this? I just love those long feathers on the end of the wings. They look like long fingers made for strumming the air!
Then the clouds rolled in, I refilled my coffee cup (actually I had refilled it six times by this time) and headed down to the Studio. I hadn’t long been there when I heard what sounded like thunder but dismissed it as the wind rattling the floor of our new trailer which is parked directly outside the Studio.
Took about three more rolls of thunder before I allowed myself to believe it was thunder as I’ve never been witness to a thunderstorm in the two years I’ve lived here. Plus they weren’t claps of thunder that we’re (I’m) more accustomed to in Australia. These were long, drawn out rolls and being long drawn out rolls I somehow felt I could “capture the moment” (yes, I think that was the coffee talking).
Even without seeing the thunder, it did look beautiful though.
And with thunder so often comes lightning but you had to be lucky to see it as lightning during the day for me is like fireworks during the day, kind of a non-event. So come on Mother Nature, bring on more thunder and lightning but could you perhaps make it after 10pm. However, if this is my first thunderstorm in two years… “mum, how much longer?”