I guess you could call me a cheap date. Hubby and I picked up some fast food Saturday evening and headed to the lake to eat it. We sat for quite a long time visiting and watching the various birds and gazing at the water. The sun was playing peek-a-boo behind the clouds with the rays streaming down every now and then. It was a beautiful evening. But all good things must come to an end, as they say, and it was time to head back to the house.
On our way back, I was driving across the dam of the lake and admiring the red bud trees that are still in bloom when I squealed and almost slammed on the brakes. I asked BG to quickly hand me my camera bag that I always carry with me. I zoomed in and asked "do you see what I see"?
I zoomed in as far as I could, and there he/she was!!
I had already spotted what I thought were a few Bald Eagles flying high over the lake when we eating. I was super excited to spot the nest and although it wasn't close enough to get a real clear shot and the skies were darkening, you can see the Baldie in the nest!
The sighting and snapping all happened in a matter of minutes and while BG admires Bald Eagles, too, he just doesn't quite get my excitement at seeing them. I reminded him that while it takes bling and such to please some women, isn't he lucky that it's the simple things like bird sightings that make me happy?? He just laughed. :)
It was the perfect ending to our cheap date. The outing didn't cost much, but the rewards of finding a Bald Eagle nest complete with the eagle sitting in it were priceless!
Edited to add: We were under a tornado watch the biggest part of the day, but we're safe as I write this. We had rain and a bit of hail, otherwise all is well. Hope all our blogging friends in the path of the storms are safe/stay safe, too.
Happy Monday to you!
Until next time...