SOLC Day 25: Late This Afternoon…


March 2020 SOLC–Day 27
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Late this Afternoon…

after hours of stuffing baggies
with papers,
books, and
assorted school supplies…
after hours on the computer
answering questions, and
exploring technology…
we drove to the river,
then walked.
Along the way,
mergansers swam, and
we saw two bald eagles
perched in a tree.
Then two more flew in.
“There are four!” I cried,
utterly delighted.
We watched them
circle and soar.
Four of them!
Then two flew off
but there were still
two eagles left,
perched in a tree, and
common mergansers
still swam on the river.
And still, we walked.




6 thoughts on “SOLC Day 25: Late This Afternoon…

  1. margaretsmn says:

    Those eagles are amazing! And still she writes…

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  2. Amanda Potts says:

    “there were still/ two eagles left,/ perched in a tree, and/ common mergansers/ still swam on the river./ And still, we walked”
    I’m becoming convinced that walking is the best possible solution. Also – we both walked. But… those eagles! There were no eagles in Ottawa today. WOW.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      We are walking tons these days. Treadmill and outside. It’s a life line. How nice that you can walk with your children–those will be some happy memories from this crazy time.


  3. Fabulous profile. How much instruction did you give the eagles to pose that way? Dr. Doolittle (yes, she’s female and lives on the coast of Maine)

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