Monday, November 3, 2014

Look Whoooo's BAACK!

A couple of weeks ago I was out chasing the evening sun to hopefully catch the partial eclipse. I realized later I wasn't high enough in elevation to actual get the right pic; but it didn't matter when I caught a glimpse of this guy. I had slowed my Jeep to a crawl along the rural road I was on because I saw three deer above the road. You never know in what direction they might go. After an almost complete stop I glanced to the stand of pine trees on the opposite side of the road and saw this guy with his back to me. I initially thought he was a hawk and would fly when he realized I was there. I grabbed the camera anyway and I just kept snapping and when he turned I was ecstatic. This is my first owl sighting in the wild.

As a quick note I want to thank everyone who has kept in touch by email wanting to know about my husband after his triple by-pass. He is doing very well. His doctor released him mid-October. His only restriction is the amount he can lift because his sternum is still healing. A warm heartfelt thanks to those who have kept in contact with me. It's good to be able to get back to blogging. Lots of photos need posting and I may change up my blog just a little when it comes to posting. Haven't worked that decision all out yet. I have missed you all.  I'll be around to visit all of you and see some of what I've missed these last months.

Linking to Stewart's Wild Birds.

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE the barred owls! precious guys and gals!

oh, my... so glad your husband is healing okay! i hope that continues well!

Red said...

Welcome back ! I hope your husband continues to make good progress.

DeniseinVA said...

Welcome back Carletta, so happy to see you posting again and very happy to hear that your husband is healing well. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Your owl is gorgeous, must have been very exciting to see him that day.

Nancy said...

I am so glad you are back and that your husband is doing well…I am sure you took very good care of him….I hope his recovery is complete very soon..

What a great shot owl….

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Nice to have you back - you've surely been missed and so glad your husband is doing well. The owl shot is gorgeous. I remember the first (and only) time I saw an owl and got photos - it was amazing. He was near a parking area overlooking the bay and stayed for a long long time - lots of photos.

Betsy Adams said...

So glad to hear from you and glad to hear that your hubby is doing well...

Love the owl. I've never seen one.

Hugs,
Betsy

diane b said...

It is great to have you back and with a stunning photo of the owl. I didn't think to contact you via email, I thought you had just had enough. I didn't know about hubby and his big op. So glad that he is recovering.

Margaret Adamson said...

Welcome back to blogging again and it is marvellous news to hear your hubby has come through his op and is on the mean. This is a wonderful find and shot.

George said...

Welcome back. I'm glad to hear that your husband is doing well, and hope that he is soon back to 100%. You got a great picture of the owl.

Lois said...

What a wonderful shot! I think he was posing for you.

Adam Jones said...

Beautiful shot of the Owl. Such great birds to see.

Modesto Viegas said...

Well done!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carletta, welcome back.. I am glad your hubby is doing well. Awesome sighting and photo of the barred owl. Beautiful shot..

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome sighting! I'm so happy your husband is doing well.

Neil said...

You were lucky to see the Owl great photo.

Christian Weiß said...

Great observation and photo.

Ela said...

Welcome back ! I am glad your husband is doing well !
Great photo ! Lovely birds to see !
Greetings :)

Janet Shaw said...

Lovely photo! I'm so happy your husband is doing well. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Carletta I was so happy to see you pop up on my Feedly. So glad your sweet hubby did well with his surgery and so glad you're back. YAY!!! And the owl is adorable.

Marie said...

I had been missing you Carletta, and didn't know about the bypass. So happy your hubby is healing well, and glad you are back to blogging. Your owl is beautiful! How wonderful that you stopped when and where you did!

Dave said...

A lovely positive post, well done all.

Ida said...

Oh so good to see you back again. I missed you. I'm so glad your husband is doing better. I should have stayed in touch though. Sorry for not.
How absolutely COOL to spot and photograph this amazing owl. Love it.

Nicki said...

Welcome back and great to hear that your husband is on the road to recovery. We are now 4 1/2 years post my husband's heart-attack and it has become 2nd nature to our lifestyle - diet restrictions and exercise.

Not only is it awesome to get to see the owl - let alone get a picture of it. Well done.

Stewart M said...

Great post - always good to see an owl - its been ages since I have seen one.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: welcome back!