Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cold but Wonderful

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!

Don't forget to click on the picture to see it full-size!

16 comments:

Barbara Brown said...

wow, great shot. worth being a human tripod for sure. hope it got you over your cabin fever.
barbara brown

Alison Boon said...

Those owls are totally awesome. I have a thing about owls anyway. Great shot. Glad you got your cuppa.

hetty said...

Great photo! You make a good tripod!

Sheila said...

Wow oh Wow........that is a great shot. I just love wild life and birds of pray being my favorite. You did a good job for your hubby. I'm glad he made you a good cuppa

driftwood said...

anything for a cup of tea!

jojo-caramel said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ! You are such a funny couple !!! But you are right you got such an amazing Great Horned Owls photo !!! Fabulous ! You are a wonderful Human tripod !!!! And thank you to both of you to share you treasure !!! Beautiful !!! xoxo

jojo-caramel said...

i mean your treasure :)

annemarie said...

Wow - would have never guessed owls. That is a great picture your husband took.

onya said...

gorgeous photo!!! i can certainly see what the fuss was all about!!! most beautiful owl pic ever!!! as far as the the whole human tripod thing, well its called "love". you give, i give, so sweet to have a nice cup of tea made for you after all your hard work!!! :)

Sue said...

What a great picture. I think you really earned that cup of tea.

Jenn Maruska said...

Wonderful photo - and a cute story to go with it. : )

Hope you enjoy this sunny day we're having!

Handmade in Israel said...

What wonderful owls... and what a great story! Husbands, huh!

louise said...

I just love owls, I am so envious. In fact I love all birds and would love to have the chance to visit this sanctuary. I love the idea of a human tripod, I must try this trick. So glad you had some time out in the outdoors. x

periwinkle said...

gorgeous birds -- it made me laugh to think of you as a human tripod - well worth it though
lisa x

Terri Fisher said...

What an awesome photo! Really, your husband ought to publish a book or something with all of his great photos! You live in such a neat place for wildlife!

Jenny said...

Oh,they're very special. I too would be a human tripod for a good cup of tea...there's a lot of things I'd consider being for a good cup of tea! Nothing rude though!