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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Carrying on...

January 31, 2014 continued ...


A raft of basking sea lions was next upon the scene,
With bodies intermingled and nowhere in between.



I headed up the highway then stopped awhile in town.
I turned and headed homeward ~ Two eagles swirling down!

The traffic braked. The eagles twirled with talons interlocked.
Just before they hit the ground, they flew apart!  In shock ~
I snatched hold of my camera, and aimed it at the pair
No time to check the settings, or check my line of sight...
A blurry close encounter of timing, force, and flight.


Down one more road I ventured, and came across a group ~
People pointing out to sea...of course, I had to snoop...

Rafts and rafts of sea lions cavorting in the bay ~
The waves awash with splashes, as bodies leaped in play.









A day to truly treasure ~ a day out of the blue.
A day of nature’s wonders, and one I share with you.


14 comments:

  1. I always enjoy the sea lions. Thank you.

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    1. Happy to oblige :) They are very entertaining to watch.

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  2. I always enjoy your eagle and sea lion photos. Seeing two eagles like that must have been amazing. Flighty xx

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    1. Thanks Flighty! I have seen eagles drop together from the sky before, but not so close, especially in front of traffic...

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  3. Oh BRAVO!!!! What a fantastic poem, I was reading faster and faster when it came to the eagles part...what an amazing sight to have seen!
    Sea lions....how gloriously jolly they are, I wish I could stand there under a clear blue sky watching them! Fab post Glo.xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Snowbird...glad you enjoyed the poem, especially the part about the eagles dropping from the sky. Quite an amazing sight. The sea lions are always entertaining and fun to watch on a blue sky day :) Glad to share it with you.

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  4. I bet it was a day to treasure, lovely photos.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, greenthumb ~ quite the day!

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  5. A day to treasure indeed! Wow the low level eagle encounter must have been a great sight.
    I was in time to get the Hitfilm giveaway - thanks for the pointer.

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    1. So much that happened in one day...and each time I was 'wowed'! Had to share it. So pleased that the Hitfilm download was timed just right!

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  6. A nice poetic piece that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  7. Glo! What an exciting scene with the pair of eagles! And you even caught some of the action on camera -- and, of course, set the experience to rhyme for our enjoyment :-) Roomie and I are often amazed at your facility with words, Glo. This is no exception!

    Glad you could join us for the Casa tour. That was the highlight of the day!

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    1. Thanks for such a lovely comment, Nikki ~ sorry it took so long to reply!

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