Friday, August 30, 2013

Great Horned Owl

Young Great Horned Owl on Lamp Post
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The parents of the two young Great Horned Owls (see "Great Horned Owlets") have made themselves scarce, but the young ones are around most evenings.  This one was sitting on a lamp post in the front yard.  He (or she?) was looking in the other direction when I arrived and looked startled at first to see me, but seemed content for us to watch each other. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Going Somewhere

Plane and Vapor Trails

Three planes, two higher than the third and whose contrails are catching the light of the late afternoon sun.
Guide us, O God, unerringly to you, 
our path and our destination.  
And grant us the grace to be more and more aware 
that our journey is already in you.  

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Owl Peering

Barred Owl Peering
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The big barred owl outside the window was watching me from behind a veil of yellow raintree leaves. Be sure to view the full size photo to see the shine in his eyes.