Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wings of Eagles

Have you ever seen a city eagle?  I was fortunate enough that when I worked on the 29th floor of a tower in the city, I would often see about 4 eagles flying and swooping very high in the sky. It was always thrilling to watch them swooping and gliding.

The other day I was in the City of Kamloops and saw my very first City of Kamloops eagle. At first I wasn't sure that it was an eagle.  Under my breath I said, "I wish I could know for sure that it was an eagle". No sooner had I said that and it started flying toward me. It didn't fly so close but just close enough to see it's wing tips and it's white head. I was thrilled and snapped my photo.

Seeing eagles fly always reminds me of the verse in Isaiah 40:31 so I cropped my photo and added the text.  This happens to be one of my favourite bible verses. It is also stitched on my bible cover.


Have you ever seen a city eagle? If so, where? How did it make you feel?

18 comments:

Unknown said...

I feel grace, and strength ebbing out of this posting...

Your observations, your strength, and your faith sooth me, inspire me.

Shell xx

Diary From Africa said...

A lovely post ! I have never seen a city eagle before, although we get a few here in the African bush. Hope you're having a nice time away :)

Susan said...

20 years ago, in Seattle, we saw hundreds of eagles! They were everywhere. Our daughter was about eight and she was so delighted.
Up until then, I had only seen one other wild eagle at Thompson Resevior in Central Oregon in 1976.

Susan
http://susan-chicdaisy.blogspot.com/

Laura in Paris said...

I feel sorry for the eagles that have had to adapt to urban life ...

Kilauea Poetry said...

Really nice image and verse! Sadly, the last one I saw was probably at a zoo! ha - we don't have any here but I'm sure they were around while I was growing up in S. Calif.
Anyway, I enjoyed your post..had been thinking about you and figured I must of missed something! Hope your having a wonderful weekend!
My best, Regina-

Joyful said...

Shell, you always have such lovely things to say. Thank you my friend. You make me smile :-) Hugs xx

Joyful said...

Hi Lynda, the eagle is not really a city eagle. It is just that I happened to see it flying in the city...not too far from the bush :-)

Joyful said...

Susan, how wonderful that you saw so many eagles. Every year near Vancouver there is an event where a group counts the wild eagles. There are hundreds and it is shown on the news each year...It is rather spectacular to see. A few years ago there were over 1000 eagles and they generally stay in the area from mid-November to mid-February. I am not sure how many eagles were counted this year but I hope it was a lot!

Joyful said...

Hi Laura, the eagles don't really adapt to life in the city...as they live in the country but it is true that with human encroachment their territories get smaller as does the territories of all wild animals and fowl. I hope you will be uplifted by my story just above of the annual eagle count which shows we have a strong eagle population here :-)

Joyful said...

Hi Regina, so nice to hear from you. It is hard to believe you have no eagles in Hawaii. That is very sad but I understand that Hawaii is both too hot for eagles and also too far from the natural habitat of the wild eagle. I'm sure when you come to the mainland you can see a few, especially around here :-)

Katy ~ said...

At last, Finally, I am able to visit with you. How I have missed you, my friend, in my absence. I have not seen a city eagle, but as I live in the country, and as the eagles are being introduced back to our area. I see their nests in the trees. Once in a while we see them, so I guess they are country eagles, smiles.

They do catch the breath when you can see them soar, so confident and so high, and so full of strength. You have chosen a beautiful Bible verse to go with your photo. It reminds me of a recurring dream that I have, and I think you have helped me to understand my dream....

Joyful said...

@Katy, I see you love the beauty and grace of eagles as I do. I'm glad I somehow helped you to understand your dream :-)

the happy sparrow said...

I love that verse! I have never seen a city eagle but have many sea eagles and they always amaze me and remind me of God and His great strength! I hope your having a great week!

Love Martine

Joyful said...

@Katy, I see you love the beauty and grace of eagles as I do. I'm glad I somehow helped you to understand your dream :-)

Joyful said...

Hi Lynda, the eagle is not really a city eagle. It is just that I happened to see it flying in the city...not too far from the bush :-)

Joyful said...

Really nice image and verse! Sadly, the last one I saw was probably at a zoo! ha - we don't have any here but I'm sure they were around while I was growing up in S. Calif.
Anyway, I enjoyed your post..had been thinking about you and figured I must of missed something! Hope your having a wonderful weekend!
My best, Regina-

Joyful said...

I feel grace, and strength ebbing out of this posting...

Your observations, your strength, and your faith sooth me, inspire me.

Shell xx

Joyful said...

At last, Finally, I am able to visit with you. How I have missed you, my friend, in my absence. I have not seen a city eagle, but as I live in the country, and as the eagles are being introduced back to our area. I see their nests in the trees. Once in a while we see them, so I guess they are country eagles, smiles.

They do catch the breath when you can see them soar, so confident and so high, and so full of strength. You have chosen a beautiful Bible verse to go with your photo. It reminds me of a recurring dream that I have, and I think you have helped me to understand my dream....

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