Earlier this week Bracken and I were in the living room when I happened to notice something out the window. A giant turkey vulture had landed in the top of a tree, but it was in a pose I had never seen before. At first I could hardly believe my eyes as I watched it sitting there with outstretched wings. Bracken went and got Jeff so he could see too. Jeff had actually seen that before, many years ago. He laughed, telling me that he had seen a bald eagle like that in the top of a tree and thought at first glance that it was a statue and wondered how on earth someone had gotten a bird statue up there.
He suggested I try to get a picture of the bird, but when I crept outside it was no longer in the pose, just sitting at the top of the tree as it normally would, with it’s wings down. I came back inside, thinking I’d missed the magical moment to capture on camera, but grateful we had seen it. Jeff said the bird might do it again, and though I was somewhat doubtful that it would, I was also a bit hopeful. When I returned outside, it was once again sitting there, wings outstretched! I was elated. I got as close as I could and was amazed it allowed me to do so without flying away. I guess they spread their wings out to sun themselves. It was so beautiful and majestic to witness. Have you ever seen a bird do that?
Oh, and by the way- you can find our booth in space 350 at the market tomorrow!