Thursday, November 20, 2014

a light in the sky

 my eyes were dazzled by the late afternoon light today
as i drove home
along the river
and spotted heron, or, well,wide wings.
it was very large, but no trailing long legs, and
well, a different kind of 
presence.
it was large large 
and white bounced off the dark body
but no, it was a white head.
bald eagle.
bald eagle!
before i could pull over 
gone, gone into the blue-white wildness.
 down the road,
the amish have made corn ladies 
 everywhere
they stand starkly on the land
 next to the river
an abandoned place
shadow played there.
 and then deep fields
 with the big snow clouds 
that have been causing a little trouble hereabouts.

13 comments:

Therese said...

so good to see the new ladies....ALL of your photos are so deep and resonant, Velma. i love to tuning in ~ what a treat.

Ms. said...

Golly---me too...and tranquil too. It's a beautiful world.

Penny said...

Beautiful photos, I love those corn dollies, hope the snow isn't being a problem for you.

Velma Bolyard said...

therese, i love how fields of corn become ladies, and thank you!
michelle, it wasn't quiet or tranquil, actually, just sunny!
penny, snow has missed our part of north country, but east and south of us there's "a bit".

jude said...

so clear and cold

Velma Bolyard said...

it was. sharp and diamondlike

Mo Crow said...

love the sharpness of the cold light

Liz Ackert said...

How is it that the great birds make our hearts leap? Eagles, herons, pelicans, roadrunners ... even turkeys, although they are more apt to elicit a chuckle. Come to think of it, maybe we as a country would take ourselves a bit less seriously if we had taken Franklin's advice ...

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, it was VERY cold, and yet, not cold compared to what it will be next month!
liz, they always exhilarate, and eagles, while coming back, are still rather unusual to see here.

Charlton Stitcher said...

Lovely to find your blog via Jennifer Coyne Qudeen and Roy G Biv. These are beautiful Browns. I can feel the cold!

Velma Bolyard said...

welcome, cs, i never see them as browns, but of course they are indeed all kinds of brown!

Nancy said...

Oh that first picture...glorious! It's so nice to see the ladies again. This is indeed a beautiful place you share with us.

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, it sustains me to live here. thank you for looking in

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