Sunday, April 24, 2022

Look up to the Clouds

Looking up can be quite rewarding.  While on our daily walks,  I am usually the one to look at the trees, the houses, the birds, and whatever else we pass.  Grayden is one to look up.  A bald eagle caught his glimpse the other day and we both had to stop and gaze at the wonder of his beauty.  I have no photos to share of him, but he certainly thrilled the two of us.  We both thought his mate was riding the thermals way above him.  Of course we were just surmising that!  We live between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers and often see eagles flying between them. 


 When we were at the beach we love watching the birds that live nearby.  The pelicans are some of the best flight birds ever!  Their formations are the envy of pilots.  As lovely as their flights are when they are on land they are quite awkward.


 

Looking up to the clouds rain appears on the horizon.




"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."

Rabindranath Tagore



It's hard to believe the last week of April is upon us.  I hope you will look up dear reader friends.







 

25 comments:

  1. Indeed, look up to the clouds. Long have I done this in towns too, for it is above those horrible, modern plate glass display windows we can see the original façades. Your lovely photos remind me of getting up pre sunrise to sit at the beach watching the sun come across the Big Water from my homeland!

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    1. Deb, you have the lovely long views that I adore. "Big Water" views are just the best! Enjoy your day, friend. xoxo

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  2. It's the only way to live. 😊 I was amazed a few days ago to see a perfect mountain with a peaked top (formed by a cloud) beyond my window view. It was lovely and I could pretend that I had a mountain view. A few days later, I had another mountaintop similar to the first. It was just so cool. I envy you folks with eagles flying near. The turkey vultures just aren't the same.

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    1. Vee, that's wonderful you get different "mountain views" from your window. The trees around our home don't offer that perspective. A few posts back I shared our encounter with a turkey vulture on our fence. The eagle does have better press!

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  3. Your sky photos are so pretty, Martha Ellen, especially that last one with the pink hues. It's so nice you and Grayden saw the bald eagle along your walk to the beach. They are grand birds for sure and a gift when we see them. The pelican is also a funny bird to watch, and I love white birds; there's just something about them.

    Keep looking UP, Martha Ellen. You will see wonderful things. Have a pleasant week.

    ~Sheri

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  4. It's so hard to believe that water is finally open! And I'm longing to see some. This looks like a glorious place for a walk!

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    1. Jeanie, I assume you are referring to frozen water in your state. The ocean here never freezes. We hardly ever see frozen ponds or lakes, but I do remember them as a child here.

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  5. Looks like a lovely walk with the beautiful water and interesting clouds. April has been a very busy month...

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    1. Ellen, we walk every morning around our neighborhood. This is where we saw the eagle soaring. April has been quite busy. I hope you enjoy your week ahead.

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  6. This is a good reminder to look upward! I think I am more like you, Martha Ellen, looking ahead. But there is beauty to be seen if we remember to look up! (That's kind of a life lesson too!)

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  7. Thank you for encouraging us to look up Martha Ellen. And these are beautiful photos! I love the pelicans flying low. I look forward to seeing them again on my next trip to the ocean.

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    1. Denise, I'm so happy, but not surprised that you love the pelicans flying low. I'm glad to hear you will be seeing them on your trip to the ocean. Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, friend!

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    2. Hello Martha Ellen, just popping in to say hi. I haven't made it down to the ocean yet, soon I hope. I have been enjoying seeing more of our local birds lately. Always fun to see. Take care, hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day and enjoy the week :)

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  8. I love your clouds, Martha Allen, such great photos. I like the idea of them supporting the sunset.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. The sunset along with the pink clouds made my day, Amalia. Take care, friend. xo

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  9. Yes indeed, look up in the worst of times. Mom used to recite Psalm 118:24 to us quite often. I love seeing the birds in flight and the cloud formations at different times. Beautiful photos. This year is zooming by, so thankful for each new day.

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    1. Betsy, that Psalm is a lovely prayer to begin each day! The time is passing quickly, my friend. Enjoying each day noticing what surrounds us certainly makes a difference. Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

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  10. We do need to look up, in fact we need to be aware of all the beauty that does surround us.
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    Enjoy the weekend, and early wishes for a good month of May :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. I hope you have a lovely weekend, Jan. How can May be here so soon? All the best to you!

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  11. I am also a cloud watcher, Marth Ellen. I never saw a big wide open sky when we live din NYC so it is always a treat for me to see it here, especially when we drive east to the Colorado plains. Have a happy month of May! We finally had some rainfall today after weeks and weeks of nothing but dryness and high winds. I am praying that we get rainfall at least once a eek all summer to end this long drought.

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  12. Pat, I've seen your beautiful cloud photos! So lovely. I do hope rain will fall for your area. We've had a little rain, but not what we need going into summer. The winds really dry everything. Praying for your drought to end soon.

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  13. These pictures are so pretty and just look at that pink sky.

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    1. The pink sky made us so happy! Thank you for stopping by, Imogen.

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