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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome Visitors

Looking out of our kitchen window this morning, look who came to breakfast!
After cleaning up the deer during hunting season, I had asked dear Hubby Bill to throw the carcass scraps where I could see them just for this reason. I love watching the eagles. Pretty cool to have them outside of my window about an eighth mile away. These pictures are not the clearest but more will come. We set up a trail camera today to get better shots. These are a Mom and her Young One, the one without his white head and tail feathers. She actually still fed him a few bites yet.
Nothing lasts forever, as ' Away She Flies.'
With all of today's rain taking the snow level down, the bones resurfaced, and the sky was black with crows just after the eagles arrived. I'm curious to see what's on the trail camera. Maybe bobcats?

Other news this past week includes one very sick Grandlove, with a nasty virus. Nasty enough that he could not go out to play the past 5 days, and fought a 102 fever on and off. At the doctors, his Daddy was told to continue doing what he was doing for him. Lots of fluids, soft foods for the sore throat, and keep the fever down with cool baths, popsicles and lots of hugs.
We did tackle the pile of toys under the tree and played until his energy dwindled. Sy's Airhog hovercraft is quite awesome, seeming to levitate, as well as his spy watch. We all played a game called Minotaurus which is a Lego game of mazes after it is assembled like any other Lego toy. I must say, even while sick as a dog, Sy was sharp as a tack.

My Doc appt. was ' iffy.' Numbers look ok except for the blood sugars...darned Christmas cookies and candies will do it every time.

That's it folks...thanks for stopping and listening once again.
You're a good egg.



Cher' Shots said...

Cool pics! Sorry to hear Sy is fighting off a bug! So much of it going around.
'love and hugs from afar'

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Dar, Love seeing the Eagles... Amazing how they can find that meat!!!!!! Glad you could feed them..

Sorry your little grandson is ill. Poor thing --at Christmas time.. That's sad. Sounds like he is getting lots of love and attention though..

NOW--take care of YOU. Get that sugar under control... Now that Christmas is over, it will be easier.


Elen Susan said...

Wow Eagle! I haven't seen one on the ground or one close to my eyes. I only see then Soaring up in the sky.It is really amazing how they could find their meat.
Wishing you a very happy new year!

Suz said...

That is awesome!!
right outside your window!!! wow
I guess the scraps helped
I have watched them along the Mississippi they are wonders of majesty
Sorry about the little one We have one down too in California...fever..tummyache
good thing I am not around to see them suffer I guess...only on Skype
Have a restful new year's eve dear lady

jack69 said...

Awww, Sy is a good guy. Sorry he has been ill. Great shots of the Eagles. Enjoyed the entry, thanks. Hope you get the sugars down, and try to be good!

Give Bill our love and especially Sy.

You take care of yourself. Love from down in Warm Florida! 78 tomorrow!!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Awesome to have an Eagle in your yard.
I think we had duplicate Christmas's. Our Gradndaughter was so sick, she hardly cared to rip open a package. And her oldest brother also got the airhog. so much fun to watch.
just glad you didn't get the flu like hubby and I got!
Have a great New Year 2011!

mountain.mama said...

How cool to get eagles rift in your yard! We had the snow followed by rain last week. It was so wet and heavy that it tore the rain gutters off our roof and took off the satellite dish!

quiltmom said...

Those eagles are some majestic birds aren't they ? We once had an eagle let go from our school yard after it had been nursed back to health. Our school offers Cree as a second language and most of my students are First Nations or Metis. The letting go of the eagle was a special ceremony for our students. To be given an eagle feather is a great honor.
Sorry to hear your little one was ill- hope that he is feeling much better. Hugs and nurturing are great healing tools.
Happy New Year to you and yours,

Elen Susan said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Darla said...

How cool to see the Eagles this close! Sorry about your Grandlove....

chubskulit said...

Oh my, I would love to live where you are Dar, lots of beautiful creatures to see. I remember the other, we were drivng home from my father in law and these two big turkeys flew in front of us. The kids had a blast about that hehehe.

Happy new year to you and your family Dar!

Fred Alton said...

Sorry to read of the sickness in your family. I had to go for a couple shots and breathing treatment yesterday myself. Feeling some better already.

May the New Year bring healing and many other blessing to you and your household.

I loved seeing the pictures of the eagles! While hunting this year I came upon a decaying carcass of a full-grown cow. It surprised me to learn that the farmer had dragged that cow up there deliberately - I think to attract coons and other wild carnivorous critters?

holdingmoments said...

Wow Dar! Amazing to have Eagles visit so close.
I'm just slightly envious lol

Hope the little man gets well very soon.

All the best for the New Year.

Lucy said...

I hope the little one is much better. I also love to see the eagles. Careful with the candy and cookies. Don't want you to get more iffyer.

madcobug said...

Hope the little one gets well soon. Those are great pictures. That mama Eagle is a good mama. Happy New Year to you and your family Helen

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart and Happy New year.

Whitetail Woods Blog / Deer Hunting and Blackpowder Shooting at it’s best.

~mel said...

Happy New Year Darla & Bill ~ may the Good Lord Bless you both in happiness and health! So did you get any pictures yet on the trail camera of the eagles??

Ann said...

American roads are very big. In my 20s, I went with my friends from Canada to New York.

Happy New Year.