We have had absolutely the most bizarre weather here this week. Today, they say it's 60% chance of rain. Three days ago, we had 60 mph winds, and a great big sandstorm. How crazy is that? I just have to say, when you're waiting for your house to sell and all your blog friends are in the big Q, it is awfully hard to get any kind of writing inspiration. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
As some of you have figured out, I am a dog person. I'm not your typical one, either. I don't love just my dogs, I love ALL dogs. Not to be an elitist, I love horses, some cats(especially the big ones), most children, and birds. While I am on the subject of birds, I have a special affinity for raptors. I guess my favorite one is the Eagle. So, for my essay today, it's about Eagles. The following video is quite interesting, even though it's not true. So, bearing that in mind, let's watch an untrue video.(It is an election year, so you should be used to this by now)....
Not a true story!!
Here's the truth, or so I'm told.......
For those of you who have e-mailed me wondering if it's true that an eagle goes into seclusion, plucks out all of its feathers, sheds its beak and talons, and then renews itself, is a myth/legend. It's possible the eagle renewal myth/legend was derived from a biblical metaphor. I didn't deduce it is a myth/legend from the contents of a book. Both science and logic indicate an eagle can not survive for any length of time without his/her feathers, beak and talons. Exposure and starvation would overcome the eagle long before a physical renewal could occur. An eagle's beak and talons grow continuously, because they are made of keratin, the same substance as our hair and fingernails. Eagles molt in patches, taking almost half a year to replace feathers, starting with the head and working downward. Not all feathers are replaced in a given molt.Bald eagles typically live between twenty and thirty years in the wild. The lifespan of other species of eagles may vary, although none are known to reach seventy years in the wild.
Here are some of my favorite Eagle's video, I hope you like it to. I'm sure my Quartzite campers can relate to the first one..
Militant Eagles? Yep, I love them. Here's a few that I could found on the Internet.
Have you ever noticed that eagles just seem to look pissed-off? I understand that look. I have two other Eagle videos and I think you will recognize the Desert Eagle .50 cal.
Put your tongue back
in your mouth!!
This is how
it is done!!
I have had fun with this and hope you keep on coming back. I really care about you and appreciate your concern. BTW, how many blogs do you follow? I was at 173 last count. Some that I follow are very prolific and others are no so much. When I become interested in a blog and the writer, I go back and try to read all the posts. I started reading RV blogs about 11 months ago. In this period of time, 5 of my favorites have decided to stop blogging and 2 have become sick and couldn't continue. I miss them all.
A MUST See!!