Thursday, July 7, 2011

Theatre In The Sky

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.

Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms


  1. That was a wonderful day, for sure. It was also nice to visit with Lynette this week, too.
    Glad to have seen you more than once, sorry I missed Sunday dinner, though. Love to all.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. I love the dramatic backdrop behind the dancing eagles. What a great title for your post. The eagle on the tree branch looks as though it may be a young one. I've been watching (when I can find time) two eaglets in Vanier Park, and two at Jericho. All four are very close to fledging.

    Wonderful that you and Kay enjoyed a great visit and took in some theatre as well.

    I've thought over and over again about the perspective birds are granted by being able to fly.

  3. What a wonderful sky you all got to watch. Love the shots.

  4. Beautiful photos. Kay's umbrella makes a nice colourful accent.

  5. Hiya Penny,
    I bet you possess a nice line in brollies :-)
    There is that bench again with the fantastic outlook.

  6. Love that first shot! Very dramatic.

  7. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  8. PS — I love your photos. Thanks for sharing (quite literally) with me.
    And I found my camera.

  9. Gorgeous skies, love the eagles and what a fun day it looks to have been! Terrific captures! Happy SWF! Have a beautiful weekend!


  10. Hooray… that is SO great you found your camera, Kay, just like I found my little umbrella charm. Awesome!

  11. How nice that you and Kay could enjoy each other's company and watch the eagles soaring. We have falcons here that I like to watch, but it is so very different in the city.

  12. the umbrella is beautiful. i want one of those :)

  13. There is a very special feeling about this park...a peaceful joyousness.

    A beautiful place to visit.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  14. Hi Penelope, this is my first visit here. Came here through Sylvias blog.
    This is a fascinating post in terms of presentation, Yes the Sky is a theatre often and these are well captured snaps! Glad you had a wonderful time, looking forward to more visits here... Do drop by my blog sometime, would love to hear from you...
    Have a fabulous weekend:)

  15. What gorgeous skies! The shot of the eagle in the centre of thos puff clouds is stunning!

  16. Your title describes perfectly how I feel about sky is indeed a dramatic and ever-changing play of colour and light. These shots are just lovely…I particularly like the last one with the birds and stark branches outlined against the silver blue sky.

    And how wonderful it was to spend time with you and Kay! I thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and I love your comments about Kay with her umbrella like Penelope Puddle herself…lol. I do hope we’ll be able to do that again before too long.

    Most of all, I want to thank you for gifting me with the cards that you and your talented daughter make…they are simply exquisite! I have them lined up on the shelf beside my desk where their sweet presence can help stir up my imagination.

    My computer woes seem to have righted themselves, and I will be more diligent about blog visits…:)

  17. I'm jealous! You got a day with Kay. Maybe someday for me. Looks like you had a nice day for it. - Margy

  18. Nice to have a blog friend visit! The last pic is sooo interesting!

  19. This post is so nice with fabulous photos of the sky and enjoyable narration, Penelope. You had a special balcony seat to the theater in the sky... what a immense theater! I like Kay's umbrella, it serves as a spice yet harmonious in colors with the surroundings. I wish I could sit by your side and share the sky and the sea in person.

  20. Love Kay's umbrella!

    What lovely shots.

  21. Isn't it great that we meet with other bloggers and create connections allover the world.
    Happy you had a great time and a got to watch the theater in the sky. The umbrella is very nice.


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