In my nostalgic mood yesterday, I stumbled across a couple of photos that brought back great memories. I always get excited whenever I see an owl and can remember the few times I’ve seen them. Whenever I do see one, I stand in awe watching them as they are watching me. What amazes me is how quietly they can take flight from a perched position. Not a single feather ruffles. I know this because when I was walking in the woods, one took flight directly in front of me and I didn’t hear a single sound. If I hadn’t seen him, I would never have known he was there. I’m always on the lookout for owls when I’m walking, but it’s difficult because to spot them I have to be looking up in the treetops-and that’s hard when walking through the woods without tripping over branches, because if there’s a branch to trip over, I’ll find it.
Imagine my surprise when I was driving to town and saw an owl perched on a barb wire fence post alongside the road. I was giddy with excitement as I went zipping by, thrilled to see it. Remembering I had my camera with me, on my way back I drove a little bit slower and he was still there. When I slowed down as I approached, he sensed fear and took off in front of me across the road to the woods…but not before I could snap a picture of him. For the A to Z Challenge, O is for Owl hanging Out on a fence post!
I’m also thrilled that Lanny Ball referenced and linked my blog story ‘CLouds’ in the SOL post for today. I want to thank him and everyone else for taking the time to click on my blog and read a few stories. 🙂
I can’t say it’s one of my better pictures, but at least I was able to snap a photo before he flew off.