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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring Scenes

Spring is the season of rebirth, not only for plants, but for critters, too. In my internet surfing I ran across this adorable picture of baby owls. It instantly brought to mind an event that occurred last spring. My husband called me outside to check on something the neighbors discovered. We were both curious, especially when we heard that an owl had nested high atop a tree in the neighborhood.

We walked to the yard and scanned the treetop. Immediately, three little heads popped up, and I swear to you they looked exactly like this picture. Huge eyes looked down upon us, each baby solemn as a preacher. It was one of the cutest wildlife scenes I'd ever witnessed. Of course, as luck would have it, I didn't have any way to capture the moment. When will I ever learn to keep my camera with me at all times?

Because a photo like that is too extraordinary to miss.


The Word Place said...

If I counted all the (hidden) heads correctly, there are octuplet owelets! Precious! You come up with some of the best pics!!

Anonymous said...

How delightful! And what a wonderful experience for you to come across such a nest!