An Eagle

Last Thursday, with frost pending the next morning, Little Bit and I decided to spend the last warm day taking a drive. 

Our beloved gravel road welcomed us and for some reason, it seemed a little more expansive than usual.


A half a mile later, we spotted this sweet soul enjoying a cool down from the day’s heat. 

As soon as we got to the river, I parked and got out to take some pictures. The scene was stunning. The blue of the sky and the  leaves floating by, nearly took my breath.

However, the real surprise came when I decided to video the wind’s soothing song. That’s when something glided into my view. It took a second for it to register what I was seeing: 

  • elegant entrance
  • white tail
  • a black body 
  • Oh my gosh, is that a white head? 

Wow! Talk about a treat! I almost fell over when I realized that it truly was an eagle. 

(If you zoom into the video a little bit, you can see him come in from the top left, head towards the middle of the water, then come up and land in a tree, downstream on the left.) 

25 thoughts on “An Eagle

  1. Miriam October 30, 2017 / 7:19 am

    How very special Jess. An impromptu appearance, just for you. Beautiful ❤️

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 7:23 am

      Hi Miri! Yes ma’am. I’ve been meaning to look up what seeing an eagle represents. Think I’ll do that now! 💜💜

      • Miriam October 30, 2017 / 7:28 am

        Let me know what you find! 💕

        • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 7:39 am

          According to pure-spirit. com “If an eagle has appeared, it bestows freedom and courage to look ahead.” Hmm, yes. That’s quite fitting. ❤️

  2. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy October 30, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I never get tired of seeing eagles – we sometimes see one at our house (I saw it on a walk with Choppy earlier this year), but I always, always try to take its picture when I see it.

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 9:17 am

      I wondered if you saw them up there. Seems like you’d have the perfect environment for them.

      • Sarah Ferguson and Choppy October 30, 2017 / 9:26 am

        Living on the river, we definitely do – we have open water nearby all year, which is probably why we have them both in summer and winter.

  3. sandyjwhite October 30, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Autumn scenery and an eagle to boot…one special day!

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Yes ma’am! Wonderful memories with my boy! ❤️

  4. alisa October 30, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Such a very special moment! So glad that you shared it!

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      Hi!!! Thank you so very much! I appreciate your comments. :)

  5. robbiesinspiration October 30, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    What a lovely surprise for you both, Jessica. Lovely photographs.

  6. Ann Coleman October 30, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Lucky you to spot an eagle! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in the wild!

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 11:03 pm

      Oh girl, another reason for you to come over! They nest nearby in the winter. But, I haven’t seen them down at that crossing before, so it was an amazing sight. Plus, they aren’t usually around until December or after. It was something else.

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 10:57 pm

      One of those, “did that just happen?” moments. Thank you. Glad to see your name. :)

  7. SpiritualJourney17 October 30, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I love the b/w photos. A wonderful sight to see an eagle. Your son must’ve been in awe. Thank you for passing by earlier today. You made me realize I made an error and made the change. Thank you once again!

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 10:56 pm

      Hi. I hardly ever post b/w photos, but I have been doing a 7 day black and white challenge of Facebook and remembered why I used to love taking black and whites.

      Little Bit actually missed the eagle. He was sitting in the truck… I just got out for a second and by the time I got his attention, the eagle flew downstream.

      You’re welcome. I loved your post. I loved seeing the title. Before my spiritual classes and making new friends through them, I never even knew who John of God was. I didn’t see an error, but glad you discovered whatever you needed to change. :)

  8. thecobweboriumemporium October 30, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Good things come to those who wait …. with open eyes.
    What a magical moment Jessica. Inside my head I would have been whoop de whooing at great volume!
    GREAT video. (Love the cow in water. I hope she wasn’t stuck!) Thanks for the share. :)
    Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 10:49 pm

      That eagle took me by total surprise, I have never seen one down there, and I haven’t even seen eagles around here in October. They do nest in December-January nearby, in huge nests in the high tree tops. They are so darn elegant.

      We went by the pond today and no cows were sunning themselves seaside today. The weather is crazy cold. :) Thank you for reading and for your comments.

    • Jessica October 30, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Wow! That is super sweet! Thank you so much.

  9. watchingthedaisies October 31, 2017 / 10:46 am

    That was a very special appearance Jessica. It is a very powerful symbol just for you. 🌼

    • Jessica October 31, 2017 / 1:16 pm

      I think you’re right. ❤️

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