Sunday, January 16, 2011
Owls!! Dusty and I were just hunting. It's dark here at 7:12pm on Sunday evening. Hunting to see/admire only.This is the only kind of hunting I do. We were out in the backyard, really the forest and I heard a Barred Owl, with one answering in the near trees. So out we went with flashlight, Dusty,one of our dogs, was more interested in sniffing weeds( our backyard)while I was looking for the owls. I followed the owl voice to the front yard, then to the side yard..Waiting for him to answer the other owl, and finally back to the backyard.. and gone. Ah well, he was amazing even if I only got to hear him up close..
Now last night at 11:30pm we had a little screech owl very close to the house. He was only about 6 to 7 inches high, quincrodone burnt orange and white and browns. A delight to behold and to watch,I was just 10 feet away. Isn't nature wonderful!!!
Here is a painting of a barn owl I did a few years ago.I named the painting "Mona Lisa Owl" because of her pensive expression. I believe I sold it in Williamsburg,Va at a show there. I do have one owl painting now but I may have to paint another soon.
Take care and enjoy your evening. Talk to you soon,Diana