Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunsets and Eagles

It sounds better than Sunsets and Don Henleys.
We experienced three out of four seasons last week. After five weather breaking days, it's back to winter.
With the exception of a lazy afternoon spent eating pastry in front of the fire at Manna's Cafe, I have not been pleased with this latest development. In front of the fire! Noooo, come back spring and summer. Who do I talk to about selling my soul? Who did Trump use?


I wasn't satisfied to just drive off into the sunset and voilĂ , I saw this over the bridge


Lake Wisconsin was lousy with eagles last week


The sunset behind the railroad bridge over the WI River


These photos don't do this sunset justice. Apologies, Sunset


A new friend (Allie) went for a swim near the South Shore of Devil's Lake while people walked and fished on the lake


I was amazed that the people who live here have this view every day


This guy was ice fishing a few hundred yards to the left of Aliie. Same lake. It was 72˚



For me?


This tree was full of juvenile eagles. I got four in this shot


I also met Nala who was going for a hike on the Tumbled Rocks Trail


It seemed like a final present


A belated Happy Twin Peaks Day


*My cousin and I celebrated TPD with the consuming of coffee and pastry. She just took off the Cub's shirt


Goat Update: Now with symbol for Uranium and NYT press pass






*The Ched Curtain does not condone nor would be caught dead wearing Bear's apparel with the exception of #34.



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    1. I wish my camera could have caught what I saw but yes, that particular sunset made me take pause.

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  2. What a beautiful sunset! The eagle looks amazing too. Is ice fishing productive? Looks cold!

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    1. It was an exceptional sunset, and I don't remember ever seeing anyone catch anything but I'm sure they do. It was 72˚ F and mostly sunny that day, I had on capris and had to take off my light jacket when I started hiking. Allie the dog thought it was warm enough to go for a dip.

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  3. Love all your photos but my favorites are the sunsets. You had a bounty of beauty.

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    1. I sure did, Carol and it felt like a final gift at the end of five incredible days.

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    1. They made me want to get a better camera, Villrose.

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  5. Jeanna, while the sunsets are wonderful, my heart belongs to the Eagles! It seems I can never get my fill...LOL!...:)JP

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    1. People love the eagles, I think I'd love them more if I had a longer lens, ha. I did bring some binoculars this time and we had a great view of them in the trees and on the ice.

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  6. Jeanna, what a fun combination! Back home the weather has been a mixed up mess, for sure. Thanks for stopping by, please stop back again.

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    1. I hope your mess clears up soon Tom, after the ice and snow it's already melted and struggling to get nice again.

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  7. Famous sunsets and I never see eagles here in my area...
    Hope, spring will come soon, have a nice week

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    1. There are many hawks in my neighborhood but I have to go about 20 miles to see a lot of eagles. They counted over 100 just on the little bay we visited. They were on the lake and up and down the river.

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  8. What beautiful photos. Sunsets always seem so calming. #bigpinklink

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    1. We've been extremely lucky with them and I'm thrilled they are getting later and later.

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  9. Such a wonderful lavender sunset! Love spotting eagles

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    1. The color and duration was inspiring, Pat.

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  10. Amazing sunsets, but the shot of eagle is the best for me.

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    1. I saw many too far for my weak lens, but the juveniles and a few adults were pretty close by in these shots.

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  11. I love the eagle photo but the sunset photos are simply gorgeous! #MMBC

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  12. Those sunset images are stunning!

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    1. Thanks, Tamar, not as magnificent as the experience, but at least mother nature let me find a place to watch and shoot it.

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  13. Those sunset pictures are incredible! I love burning sky..

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  14. My goodness - four eagles! I would be thrilled seeing one! These sunsets are amazing and stunning, Jeanna! Especially beautiful above the lake. Again, my goodness, the guy with the dog has shorts on?? Or is all the snow gone (on that day). Happy belated!... But what do you celebrate on Twin Peaks Day? (I have never heard of it ...) Thank you for sharing all these beautiful features with ALL SEASONS! Have a happy week! (Believe it or not, but this morning I woke up ...again with snow (2 inches)!

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    1. I think that tree held six young eagles and the bay had so many on the ice with the gulls, hard to get a good photo. It was funny because I thought my day and photo taking was over and I couldn't find a place to take sunset photos when I was on my way home. Then over the bridge when I thought the sun was just about set there it was. Yes, I was wearing shorts as well and dogs were in the lake while people were walking on it and fishing. The edge was open water and the majority of it was ice, but it could not have been very thick? I saw more snow along the road and on the rocks but there wasn't much snow left in most places.

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    2. Twin Peaks Day was started by fans of the series which is staring back up on Showtime in May. You can celebrate anything you saw in the show, but Twin Peaks made me hungry for donuts so we went to a cafe and bakery and ate pastry.

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  15. beautiful!! I have seen lots of multiple eagles in photos recently...it must be a migration thing! I never see more than one...if ever!!

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    1. I think the weather over the past few weeks created so much open water the birds have been feasting, but a good point about migration.

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  16. I love the ice fishing at 72. Great colour in the sunset photos.

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    1. Happy end of summer to you, Rhonda.

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  17. All those lovely captures and the food heheh!

    I have a mate here in UK who was an avid Twin Peaks fan :-)

    Have a twinpeakedtastic day :-)

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    1. Oh yeah, I have a friend who moved to the UK and lugged all her tapes with her. Not sure if she ever converted them to PAL but those crazy Peaks fans are a lot of fun.

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  18. Seems like you were having a wonderful time. Great you saw so many eagles at once. I had a similar opportunity in Idaho. There were tons of them in several trees. #WordlessWednesday

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    1. I didn't expect to see so many, wish I got more and better photos, but it was a good day.

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  19. It is sort of bordering on the criminal to post sky pics like that and then dare to say it looked even better in reality. And also just casually drop that you saw zillions of eagles when I am thrilled to see a lousy three at once if I'm lucky. I would be mad at you if it weren't for the fact that you make me laugh every time I visit. (And I don't think Potus had one to sell to begin with.).

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    1. I'd like to say that my eyes are better than my camera but I'm blind as a bat without echolocation. It did look stunning in person but if it makes your toasty arse feel any better I had to pull over into a trailer park to get these shots and the lots to the right were running a "White Trash Specia"l (an actual special at the ball park down the street). AND it was quite a rain storm last night (when my guest cat arrived in a rather grump mood) and it snowed (it's still snowing) this morning. He may have been born sans soul but he certainly didn't have to sell it as he's blundered his way through life wanting for nothing (unless you count brains, empathy, common sense, common decency, humility...I could go on but the cat is giving me looks).

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  20. Nice to meet you Jeanna. Here in Georgia at the campus of Berry College, we have a pair of eagles that I enjoy watching on live cam. Your photos are amazing. Love the song and the photos of the sunset!

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    1. Those eagle videos are really nice to watch wildlife in a way you couldn't otherwise do, Mildred. I loved your song too.

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  21. Wow - those sky shots are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Lady Fi, am still thinking about the Best Flowers competition and how they even decorate the outhouses, aahhahaha.

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    1. It was a beautiful one and seems so long ago, lol.

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  23. A gorgeous sunset! The weather is quite fickle here as well, beautiful spring one day and rainy and cold the next.
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. We just had a long hellacious rainstorm here in California. Loved the sunset shots,and, of course the pastries. Lol

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    1. Oh no, you guys have had enough, watch it go into drought mode this summer. In the past few days we've had a thunderstorm, hail, snow, more snow and more hail this morning.

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  25. 72 degrees and ice fishing....hope he didn't fall in the water. Dog photos are really adorable. 4 baby eagles how wonderful that you saw them.

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  26. Stunning! Thanks for sharing ! Have a wonderful week!

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  27. Hi Jeanna, love your photos. And it;s good to see that you did manage to see some eagles. WE do get birds of prey here, but no eagles as such and when I do see a buzzard on a telephone pole my camera is never with me! Nala looks ready for her hike, they are so cute at that age.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

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  28. Wow love the pink hues of that fabulous sunset.

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  29. Wonderful reflections and colours

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  30. Wow, love those sunsets! #PhotoFriday

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