Despite the overcast skies, we recently headed to Reelfoot Lake in hopes of seeing the white pelicans. After looking for them in all the usual places, we finally found them at our last stop of the day. It quickly became obvious that we weren’t the only ones watching them. We spotted five eagles sitting high atop the trees — perhaps hoping to pick off a wounded pelican as easy prey. Unfortunately, the grey day changed to a light drizzle, and then to rain, and our time of watching the pelicans came to an end.
“We could all take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.” ~Unknown
Despite several onlookers on the levee road below, this eagle appeared to be quite content as it sat on its private perch overlooking the Mississippi River.
“Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts … [and] seems to impart a quiet to the mind.” ~Jonathan Edwards
An eagle perched in a tree along the Mississippi River
“You can observe a lot just by watching.” ~Yogi Berra
“Eagles come in all shapes and sizes but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.” ~E. F. Schumacher
“Silently flows the river to the sea, and the barges, too, go silently.” ~Author unknown
Photos taken along the Mississippi River Levee near Tiptonville, TN