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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What We Saw

A lovely drive - before the snow started up again - just wandering down some new roads in Skagit Valley - and this is what we saw

This barn is about ready to go over
Long years of service, and now it is no longer needed
You have been warned

Can't keep the rain out any longer
And just down the road, as we rounded a curve
Giant Rooster
Near a slough we spotted a heron - hunched down, perhaps waiting for lunch

The Heron moved farther up into the grass, we never did see him capture any food
And a Widgeon - wandering about in the stubble of a muddy field - barely visible to the eye except that I saw a movement - and there he was.
Then down another road - and far off - I spotted something on the top  of a branchless tree

A juvenile eagle - hard to tell if it is a Bald Eagle or a Golden Eagle

But there it was - up on the very top  of that branchless tree.


The Weaver of Grass said...

I love your barns over there in the US. I hope this one stays upright a little longer.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love seeing what you see through the eye of your camera! The old barn is great even though it's seen better years. The huge rooster is fun. The photos of the heron are my favorites though. I never get to see one around here.

Small City Scenes said...

Great images. Thanks for the trip through my Valley. MB

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It is always so odd for me to see herons in cold weather. I think of them as Florida birds, but this proves otherwise. Loved these shots, JoAnn! That barn wood is fabulous!



Small City Scenes said...

I agree with your comment on my blog but really wanted to show the barn. I know exactly what these people went through and despise the act but my focus was the Heritage barn and the hardworking family. MB

Fundy Blue said...

The barn is gorgeous!

Kay said...

We have a barn here that looks a lot like yours. In the space of a few months the center and back end collapsed inward. I hate to see them go!
I love these heron shots! They're such beautiful birds. And now you have me wondering how juvenile baldies and golden eagles are different from each other...

Sharon Chapman said...

Great photos. Kind of sad about the old barn. Someone will want all that old barn wood. Still one thinks of all the work that went into that magnificent structure.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Wow, JoAnn. I just love your photos and all the beautiful things and creatures in your part of the country. That poor heron looks so cold all hunkered over and to see that eagle is fascinating. On a drive that connects our town to Reno, NV we saw an eagle once way up in the trees. We had binoculars in the car but no camera. What a majestic and beautiful sight. And I love old barns and yours is spectacular. Sad that barn had high hopes for all that it was intended to do and now no one cares enough to shore it up. Love to have some of that barn wood..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Julie Fukuda said...

That barn picture would be great material for an etching. I love the heron, especially the eyes and stringy feathers.

Carletta said...

The listing barn sure has texture and character. Hope no one disobeys that sign. Great shots of the eagle! BUT, I love that chicken. :)

Mary said...

……..oh yes, I see the lovely old planks that I wanted for my flooring there on the barn!!!

Are you sure that's not a faux eagle friend of the rooster, LOL!!!!!!

Mary X

J said...

I love the way those eagles perch at the very top of a tree - and then majestically look down at their "kingdom!"
The barn must have been a beauty in its day - a thriving protector of creatures sheltered within. So sad to see it in its last days.

Carla said...

I love seeing what you capture with your lens. Seems like I rarely have time to just cruise and take pictures. We're always on the way to somewhere. So I guess I live through your eyes.
Thanks for Sharing. ;o)