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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Back to Seabeck

Thus far, this year has been frustrating.   We seem to have had a lot more eagles hanging around last May, and the May before that.  To make matters worse, the weather won't cooperate.  I've just had to stand out in the rain, keeping my camera as dry as I could.
       The eagle in this first shot was particularly frustrating.  I got within about 75 feet of him, but that distance included about 30 feet of mud flat in between the oyster bed I was on and the one he was on.  Judging from past experience, I must have been within his comfort zone, but he sat and sat and took his good old time deciding to fly off.  It was as if he were saying, "Come on out on the mud flat; I dare you!"  As I've explained before, the mud flats are really treacherous.  You can sink up to your knees and beyond.  That's how I lost a cell phone a couple years ago.  I sank up to my knees and pitched forward, launching my cell phone into a pool of salt water.  But I did manage to keep my camera dry.  That's the important thing!  --EFP

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Ed, Wish I was sitting at Seabeck with you watching the eagles. Great photos. S/F Sarge