Sunday, June 14, 2009

what? it's the middle of what? june? THE MIDDLE OF JUNE?

Not that this is news to anyone who knows me, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist/procrastinator. This here blog (this poor, neglected blog) is proof. I wait around for the muse, for something worthy of a post, but then a month has gone by... Sometimes pie is a good enough reason to post, but other days it all just strikes me as too mundane. Or too scandalous (or simply Not Mine to Share) for a public audience.

ANYHOWS.

I'm in the midst of domestic upheaval over here. Changing around my entire apartment to make it work for me. Negotiating a romance, or not. Loving my job, but noticing that on many days it leaves me with relatively little to say, aside from the tedious gushing about how much I adore the baby.

But! Last week something magical and rare did happen.

I was hanging out with That Baby I Love So Much, and happened to glance up at the bay window just as a vaguely bird-shaped something landed on a branch about four feet away. I hopped up as slowly as one can hop, intrigued, but not wanting to scare the Thing away. And it was an OWL. A very small and very cute OWL, at four in the afternoon. And it only gets better: there was a whole family of them. Eastern Screech Owls. Mama, Papa, and four babies, and they stayed all day, and the day after that.

Taking photos in low light, without a flash, and with a baby attached to my body, always makes me wish for a better camera. But here they are~

10 comments:

Esmerelda said...

Beautiful Anna, just beautiful.

xo Amy

Anna said...

Thank you, dear Amy! I'm already hoping to see them again tomorrow. :)

James Oh said...

They are gorgeous and you are very lucky to be able to see so much green out from your window.

Have a lovely day, Anna.

Anonymous said...

At last, an update, hurrah:)
Mundane, too scandalous or not yours to share are good enough reasons for an absense ,but don't forget what's mundane to one person can be a bit of zing to another. All in the eye etc etc etc.......
As the earth gently turns.....
Gareth

Anna said...

Thanks, James! I noticed that you have a tea-related blog~ did you find me through Steph's blog?

And G~ yes to the zing of the mundane. More to come. :)

cake said...

i cannot even imagine what it would be like to witness that, AND to get to photograph it too! thanks for sharing it.

julie said...

Owls! Awesome! They're like the celebrities of the bird world!

I totally missed the craft call-out at the library--I have been seriously off my game lately. Tell me about the next one and I'll be there (at least if it's in the summer--night teaching pretty much rules out club-joining during the school year).

Steph said...

I'm late to the party, but that is really cool!

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