Like most people at this time of year cabin fever has touched us in a big way, so on Saturday we decided (that would be hubby and I) to bundle up and get out of the house for a few hours and get some fresh air.
Down the road we went about 3 miles or so to a wonderful wildlife sanctuary, there are numerous trails to walk and lots of wonderful things to see if you are lucky... (and boy were we lucky!) Hubby, of course, took his camera. We saw numerous geese and ducks as well as quite a few bald eagles hunting for dinner along the river.
As we were walking along one of the trails we came across a very nice man with a camera and a tripod, he was so kind to tell us that he had just taken some pics of a pair of Great Horned Owls. Well, that was all my hubby needed to hear. I was left in his dust as he took off following the nice gentleman's instructions,"...go until you see the large pine, shortly after will be a broken tree. Look to the left and a little back you will see them." I finally caught up with my hubby whose camera was clicking furiously. I have to admit that when I first saw them they almost took my breath away snuggled together up in the tree. Apparently they are very hard to find and see during the daylight hours so we couldn't believe how fortunate we were. As I stood there looking up at them my hubby called out to me, "Can you come over hear a minute?" said he. I of course thought that seeing this wonderful pair of owls snuggled closely together had made him go very romantic. So over I went. He then asked me to turn around where he promptly stuck his camera on top of my head and said, and I quote, "I need something to steady the camera so I can get some good shots!" Well, as you can see he got his good shot as I obliged and became his human tripod. But all is forgiven as he made me the most wonderful cup of tea when we arrived home... Oh the things I will do for a good cuppa!
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