If I hadn't decided to stay home today to do some long overdue yard work before taking Young Son to the orthodontist...
If I hadn't decided to take Sweetie for a walk (which I haven't been doing lately...)
If I hadn't decided to go a different way than usual (around the high school instead of around the community college...)
If I hadn't noticed the kid down the street staring up into the sky, shielding his eyes...
I would never have seen two HUGE, gorgeous bald eagles circling the high school. They spent a good five minutes casing the joint before heading off. They were spectacular! We do have them around here but this is the first time I've seen them in the "city". (I suppose technically it's a city but it's really a big town.)
Today is a beautiful fall day, probably the last one we'll have for awhile. Tomorrow we're expecting the first in a series of rainstorms, which are currently lined up across the Pacific Ocean like the cars of a freaking freight train, headed right at us.
But today was perfect, and today I saw two gi-normous, splendid bald eagles.
Thanks, Universe. I needed that.