In the meantime, salmon feasts have been devoured in our local waters. On November 3 I took this video:
Yesterday, I captured this photo of a similar salmon feast. (Click on the photo to see down the sea lion's throat!)
When I was walking towards "where the river meets the sea", I could hear the huffy breathing of the sea lions as they surged to the surface. At first I thought the sound might be that of a bear, but luckily all the commotion was in the water, while eagles viewed the scene from their posts.
I can't really explain how I feel when I witness this cycle of life taking place in these surroundings. I know it is an extremely powerful experience. The seals are aware of my presence; they pop up and watch my approach and follow me with their liquid eyes. Nothing seems to miss the eye of the eagle, either as they survey their realm. As I stood their quietly, I watched a vast variety of birds, including trumpeter swans ~ what a cacophony of sounds.
As I stood transfixed, a rainbow added its spell.
Going back a bit in time ~ On October 31 I found a heart rock that I posted previously.
I brought the rock home with me. The next day it was my birthday and a friend brought me a gift of heart rock napkins and candles. I couldn't believe how the heart rocks were a near perfect match! Magical!
Napkins with heart rock on top:
To finish off, here is a photo of the full moon taken on November 10 after meeting a few friends at a pub on the waterfront.
Oh, and by the way - I think I finally captured a picture of the elusive four winged EAGULL ;)