Every January I venture up past Concrete along the Skagit River to see the eagles. A few years ago it wasn’t uncommon to see dozens of eagles sitting in the trees or swooping down to steal a salmon out of the river. So impressive to see such a majestic bird in flight so close. Over the years, the numbers have dwindled significantly. Now you might see a handful off in the distance. The eagles seem fewer in number and maybe have moved north up to the Nooksack river. I might have to venture up there next time.
We are experiencing an unusually snowy winter this year in Western Washington. Normally we only get a day or two of snow in the winter. This year it seems like we have a snow storm every other week! On the positive side, the snowpack is full! This means great runoff for the rivers and lakes in spring and summer. It also provides for the great beauty of our rolling hillsides and Cascade mountains. Set against a beautiful blue sky it reminds us of what a beautiful state in which we live and play.