“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who...looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space...on the infinite highway of the air.” ~Wilbur Wright
I'm pretty sure the Wright Bros. were watching eagles soar when they said these words. One beautiful day this week, while walking at Como Lake in St. Paul, I looked up to watch a bald eagle spiralling lazily on the air currents above me. At first I was just enjoying the soft cloud pattern and then saw the black spot turn into a six five feet wingspan against the bright blue. I'm told eagles follow the Mississippi River that divides Minneapolis and St. Paul. I haven't been able to enjoy this skyward view since we left Idaho.
Just a small reminder that even majestic eagles have to start out a bit funny-looking, feathers popping out everywhere, demanding, looking slightly bewildered and gangly.
Today is Friday and that means,this eagle tutorial is my contribution to Skywatch Friday, hosted by Tom @ Skywatch.
And just because its Friday, I'm adding a classic R.E.M. about our sky.
Have a great weekend!