Once a year in mid-January, we and our friends, Stan and Kathy, drive along the Mississippi River on a mission. Eagles!
These glorious creatures spend their winters at the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers, having migrated from the upper mid-west and Canada. For several magical months, we in the St. Louis area, have the great good fortune to gaze at them in all their majesty.
Everyone watching this beautiful bird fell quiet and observed it. What an awesome experience it provided us. We were so close yet light years apart from this creature's world. I couldn't help but wonder what it thinks of ours.