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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Friday, June 7, 2013

Song for Friday...shake it!

The other night I saw the very end of this tacky, beach party movie
and just had to post this song which was on the closing credit.
Watching this girl dance makes me either
 A: get a stomach ache or
B: want to drink LOTS of coffee!
And check out the very young Stevie Wonder.
So have fun shakin' to this one and
Have a great weekend all!

Thursday, June 6, 2013


On Sunday I was lucky to have a close encounter with a Great Horned owl
and then on Monday when I was walking in the woods,
I saw another one fly through the trees.
Next I heard a strange bird call that I didn't recognize and upon
further investigation, I realized there was a baby Great Horned
owl and this must have been it's mom looking for food
for the young one.
I didn't have my camera so Griff and I just sat by the creek below
the tree where the baby was perched and watched each other.
Wednesday I went for a morning walk with Norene and we spotted the
mom fly out from between the trees.
I knew her baby must be close and then...there it was!
Only about 10 feet above the path we were on
and THIS time I had my camera!!!
So here to share with you, this fuzzy
ball of feathers, just beginning to get it's 'horned' ear tufts...
How lucky is that?!
To glimpse this magnificant bird and it's young is truely a gift.

Monday, June 3, 2013

A walk around the lake early this morning...hello June

I'd rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would.
If I could,
I surely would.
 I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet,
Yes I would.
If I only could,
I surely would.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Morning visit...

Sunday morning...up early...a gorgeous sun filled morning!
After an early walk with Griffin, I sat down on the porch with my mug of tea and camera.
There's a sound that you hear in the woods especially this time of year.
Robin's yelling.
They're mad and afraid for their babies.
As the fledgelings are leaving the nest, they're perfect fodder for bigger birds of prey.
Up behind the barn that sound was loud and clear today.
As always, I knew who they were yelling at...
 A magnificent Great Horned owl...
 He watched us, we watched him...
 Even the hummingbirds were diving at him, but there he sat...
 Quietly going about his business...
His day ending and ours just beginning.