Thursday, January 12, 2012

Trip to Concrete To See TheEagles



Last weekend we decided to head up to Concrete to see the eagles. It is their eagle festival all month - the time when the eagles are feeding on the spawning salmon. We expected huge crowds but only saw a few bunches of people and not very many eagles at all. We did see some though.

This one was way across the river . . .


A good close up . . .

Two more, across the river . . .


Nice of them to sit still for us for so long . . .


I think one is taking a nap . . .

The river was fabulous!

There were many boats and kayaks floating down the river, getting a closer look at the eagles . . .

On the way back home we came upon a field full of sunshine. The sun was at that low slanting time and made everything seem magical.

Cows in the sunlit pasture . . .

You can barely see the snow covered mountain behind the pasture . . .

Here's a better look at the mountain - part in sun - part in shadow . . .

Fresh snow . . .





The north side of the mountain had a lot more of the fresh snow . . .

It was a lovely day - and next time - a treasure that we found on that same trip - but not in the mountains and not at the river. But first - the funniest thing we saw on our trip . . .

This young boy was sitting on this telephone pole - just sitting there - right on the edge of the road, well over 25 feet off the ground. I took this picture and then we pulled up beneath his perch and I asked him if he was having a good time and he smiled and said yes, he was. And he told us that not many people had noticed that he was up there. I have no idea how he got up there - if he climbed up the pole he is sitting on he would have black marks on his clothes from the pole. Just a young boy having fun on a Sunday afternoon. What do you do for fun on Sunday afternoons?

8 comments:

Marilyn said...

All your photos are post card beautiful!!
I especially love the snowy mountain ones!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Marilyn

Dorothy said...

Jo,your photos are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Lili said...

Those snowy mountains are really incredible. That must have been fun to watch the eagles too. I would say that kid on the pole is part bird. ~Lili

imquilternity said...

Lovely photos!

marcia said...

JOANN,
THANKS FOR SHARING, WHAT BEAUTIFUL BIRDS AND THE OTHER PICS. GREAT!

Purple Pam said...

Thank you Jo for another beautiful photo journey. I wonder how the boy got down from his perch?

GardenofDaisies said...

What do I do for Fun on Sunday afternoons.... well... I don't climb poles. LOL
What beautiful views of the mountain covered in snow and the cows in the meadow. What a wonderful afternoon you had, watching for the eagles.
One of my other blog friends just went eagle watching too... Window on The Prairie... it's on my sidebar.

Rowan said...

Looks like a lovely drive and a lovely place to visit. The eagles are magnificent too.