Heard a bunch of noise out there in the late afternoon. It was owls - lots of them! In the trees near the house, two were calling constantly, and being answered by at least two more from further away - and in different directions.
So, again apologies for the blurry photos - some I took in the low light by hand, but when they didn't show any sign of leaving soon, I fetched my tripod, and got the one above, but he is partly obscured by the branches.
I had thought they were the barred owls that nest in the swamp, but after looking at the photos, I see they are great horned owls! Rather large and threatening-looking, but not overly disturbed by my presence. At first both of them were side by side in one tree, looking at each other each time they called.
Awe enables us to perceive in the world intimations of the divine, to sense in small things the beginning of infinite significance, to sense the ultimate in the common and simple, to feel in the rush of the passing the stillness of the eternal.
Happy Trails, Buzz
Our favorite black dog - we loved him well.
Don't forget . . .
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"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from." Terry Tempest Williams