RAIN HELD ITS DRIZZLE and the sun occasionally peeked through as we watched the sky from a front row seat at Kwomais Point Park in Surrey, BC.
My friend Kay from An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel was visiting last week and we were having a picnic. The Monet inspired umbrella over Kay’s head came in handy to protect her from both rain and shine.
We scanned the horizon as if it were a huge stage. A passerby joined us on the bench to see the show.
Soon the performers appeared. The eagles were like dancing specks from a distance but their swoops and twirls were no less spectacular. Sometimes they seemed very close to us as they soared above. We delighted in their movements and I often stopped taking pictures to simply enjoy.
This actor upstaged other eagles when it appeared suddenly from the sidelines as if to scatter the clouds with the beat of its powerful wings.
Some eagles paused on a balcony of branches, observing the audience in the park below. How wonderful it must be to fly, I thought. But although I would remained grounded, Kay lifted off a few days later, not like a bird or with her umbrella like Penelope Puddle, but in a plane back to Alberta after a full and by all accounts very enjoyable visit to BC.
You can see more skies from around the globe at Skywatch Friday.
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