Yesterday, just as I crossed the border from Maryland into Virginia, a bald eagle flew overhead.
They are beautiful birds and can be found in every state except Hawaii. All they need is access to large bodies of water with tall trees nearby to roost in them, Maryland and Virginia have both in abundance.
This was a far more stirring sighting than the one I had a few years ago.
I was driving along the highway not far from home when I spotted our Nation's Symbol. It was on the median (which is about 20 feet wide at that point) picking at some road kill. Such a lovely image. I'm so glad that I now have a far more regal memory.