Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River: Autumn brings memories of faded photographs, corn popping in metal cage held above fireplace crackling logs, Grannie’s hand-knitted afghan across child’s shoulders leaning against parent’s knees. Drift back to an autumn of contentment tonight and fall gently asleep. Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River, October 24, 2020. A brilliant sunrise with a pair of bald eagles chasing each other above the far meadow and through the light. Whew! Take care. Be safe. Stay well!
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River, Thursday, October 22, 2020. Well, this morning things were pretty calm with birds chirping here and there… And then, the bald eagles decided to chatter. When I turned to look that direction, I actually caught one of the bald eagles flying out of the tree where there were still two perched. The little iPhone did it’s best to catch that activity that far away. Enjoy the eagle chatter! Take care, be safe.
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River, Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Lake level is at 216.50 feet. In this morning’s natural minute I don’t know what we had more of: fog or noisy river or great blue herons! Take care be safe.
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River: Doc Ellen’s Evening Note 10/20/2020. Just as this fledgling great blue heron is gathering himself to take the mists of dreams with him to his evening roost, may you too gather your dreams and sleep well. Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen
Jordan Lake, Haw River: Out of the fog that completely blanketed the riprap at the dam this morning appeared this 3-year-old bald eagle. For a brief moment a diffused beam of sunlight lit the tree and the eagle. The autumn morning suddenly had an eaglet brooch and I smiled.