The “Wow” Factor

It isn’t often that I am startled to the point of gasping, but this morning was one of those times. As I sat in our family room watching the TV news a movement outside the windows caught my eye. A quick glance and I breathed a stunned “Wow!” as a huge (and I mean really big) Bald Eagle glided across our back yard right at my eye level.


You’d have to know our back yard to appreciate the unlikely flight path but take my word for it… he was close and he was impressive! What a magnificent start to my day.

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Published by Carol

A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

4 thoughts on “The “Wow” Factor

  1. I know EXACTLY how you felt. The first time he looked me straight in the eye I felt humbled. So humbled. It’s moment like that that make life seem so spectacular and remarkable.

    1. I don’t think I’ve seen any other eagle quite the size of that one — I told DH he looked as big as a sheet of plywood flying sideways… probably an 8′ wing span! It was a shock to see him so close. Quite an experience!

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