This week’s topic for our A-Z ARCHIVE Tuesday’s photo challenge: the letter “O”: introduce one photo of your own archive with a “O” keyword. I’m sure you’ll find a picture in your own shoe boxes to scan – tag with “A-Z Archive” and put a link on your page to my site, so we’ll get a trackback-list including your post!
We have owls…when we first purchased our property in the country we would “visit” from time to time. The Hubs would spend the day working the land…first there was the arduous task of collecting all of the fallen tree limbs, then there was the very itchy scratchy job of trying to remove the poison ivy that was growing around the trees. Finally there was the task of cutting the grass.
The Hubs would work most of the day on Sunday. After I would finish up at church, I would swing by one of the local restaurants and pick up lunch and head out to the property for a late afternoon picnic.
On one of my very first Sunday afternoon visits I was greeted by a menagerie of woodland creatures; there were Deer, Rabbits, Piglets and Owls. The deer, piglets and rabbits did not hang around for long…but the Owls seemed most curious. There were two, rather impressive Owls…quite possibly a pair. That was several years ago…we have now lived on the property for 2 years and last year we had our first pair of owelets…so incredibly cute and curious and totally unconcerned with our comings and goings.
No matter the time of year we can always hear the owls hooting back and forth. In early spring the hooting is much louder and more frequent. It almost sounds as though there is an owl in every tree. We are anxiously anticipating the arrival of this years owlets. The screeching of the baby’s should begin any day. By early June they should be visiting our oaks and watching us as much as we are watching them.