Bald Eagle

March 19, 2010

The first Bald Eagle I’d ever seen in my life…(in the wild that is)… It was pure chance (or maybe the universe working its’ magic) that we had just been talking about them, when he appeared…at first sitting on the sand bar as if to enjoy a day at the beach.  By the time I got my camera out, he had taken flight, but not before I captured this shot.  We were on the way home, nearly to our dock on the Julienton when he arrived.  The perfect end to yet another magical Blackbeard trip.

Bald Eagle over the Julienton (a lousy title I think, feel free to make a suggestion)

pen & ink with watercolor washes

©2010 Heather L. Young

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Oh Deer!

November 7, 2008

Corny title, I know…but I had the most splendid encounter yesterday!  I was driving up to my mural site, when I thought I saw a dog…or two or three…or how about SIX little deer!  I didn’t see any antlers, and they looked rather young, but they stood there while I got out of my car, opened the trunk, fished out my camera, and snapped pics until my camera died!  Not the best shots, I only had about 3 minutes to click away, but none-the-less a nice way to start the day. I’ll be sure to post the rest of the photos to my flikr as soon as I get the time…

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yep, I’m cute, and I know it…

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can we get back to grazing now?

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what are you lookin’ at lady?

I’m sure your not much interested in the updated mural pic, when you’ve got pretty baby deer to stare at…but hey at least this one has antlers…

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So I was in the Taco Bell drive through yesterday, when I noticed…right next to my car…a hawk with his own dinner of sorts.  Go figure, the service was slow, and I happened to have my camera handy.