9.05.2017

Owl Visit


The sound of squirrels warning the forest of danger. 

I looked up to see a Great Gray Owl glide over the pond to land on a stump. 

Sitting, looking around then hopped to the ground. 

Ripples danced through the ponds surface as the owl took a morning bath in shallow water. 

Then hopped back up on the stump, shaking this way and that. 

Lifting into the air, silently landing on a limb. 

Watch the video as it shakes and dries from it's bath. Then breaks a branch that is in it's way. In the smoky morning air (see golden smoky light on it's back).





  I got to sit and watch for 45 min. As this owl was in no rush to leave. 




it knew I was there
but 
did not seem to care


flying further away
down to the earth near a creek
for a drink
~
It is super smoky these days
so many wildfires
the owl was a wonderful experience 
among our hard to breath days

 a glimpse:

and


I am hearing that the fires will not be out
until
the snow falls
~
*

26 comments:

  1. Wow...what great photos of that owl! I love it! That's awful about the forest fires. We don't really get that here in the Laurentians and I'm thankful!

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    1. Yes, you are lucky not to get the fires. It is unnerving, sad and unhealthy. Thank you for enjoying!

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  2. Here in Spain, the affair is terrifying, there are many fires.
    Have a good one, Tammie.

    Tomás.

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that Tomás. Be safe.

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  3. The owl is wonderful. All these fires make so sad. I just found out yesterday that Glacier is burning. Stay safe, and well up there.

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    1. Thank you for enjoying the owl Mary.
      Yes, sad about the fires. So many of them and yes, the fire in the park has gotten quite large.

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  4. What a treat that was! I have heard owls here at night, but haven't seen one this year.
    I wish our air was that clear! I'm looking forward to the snow and clear air again.

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    1. So sorry that your air is worse! So bad in so many areas of our beautiful state.

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  5. Wonderful photos of the GGO ! Hope the fires will get in control soon !

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    1. Thank you, we all want them under control. It is said that will not happen until the snow falls and it is still officially summer.

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  6. Wow! Such majestic beauty...I am in awe..my soul is shimmering!!! Your poetic words perfectly weave the moment..so lucky you got to spend so much time observing and feeling the energy of this beautiful creature! Loved the video Tammie..what a rare treat..thanks so much for sharing it! You made my day!
    Hugs
    PS: sorry to hear the fires are still burning..hoping things change soon!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed this post and sharing. It was a lovely thing to experience this owl.
      Thank you, we all want the smoke to clear.

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  7. How amazing! I hope you are staying safe from those fires. Hugs.

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    1. So far I am safe from actual fire. Thank you!

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  8. Lovely shots of this owl and I enjoyed the little video of the owl drying himself after his dip in the water. Sorry to hear about the fires, they can do so much damage. I hope you are safe.

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    1. Thank you for enjoying Sandra.
      I am safe, thank you.

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  9. Hello Tammie,
    How wonderful to share such a long moment with an impressive bird like the owl!
    And to top it all, it bathes for your eyes only, you must have been thrilled!
    I am totally elated when it happens to me!!
    Great post, I enjoyed it tremendously :)
    Take good care and enjoy your day!

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    1. Yes it was such a awe inspiring time! I understand that you have been elated, it feels like an honor.

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  10. Tammie Lee, the Owl is such an unusual looking bird, and grand. So glad you got to experience this Owl sighting. That's scary about the fires lately. Another one of my blog friend's is experiencing all the smoke as well, as she lives in the mountains. I hope you get rain to wash it out. Be safe and take care.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri for your well wishes. It has been smoky for near 2 weeks. Longer for lots of other areas in Montana. Such a bad bad fire season.
      The owl experience was a bright light among the smoke.

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  11. Dear Tammie – I’m back to blogging. The wise and lovely owl is nicely camouflaged in nature. I felt like that he came to talk to you through telepathy. Many wildlife would feel alarmed by the wildfire. I wonder how the sun looks like in the smoky sky. Wish enough rain to extinguish the fire as soon as possible. Be safe and healthy.

    Yoko

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  12. Very Few people will ever get to see such a beautiful site as a bathing owl, let alone a sitting owl. The fires...we've had our share here in Tennessee, so I understand the anxiety of it.

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  13. Dear Tammie
    Sorry to hear about the fire.Abnormal weather is happening in many places on our planet.I hope the fire will be controlled and enough rain fall in the mountains.
    Even smoky days your landscape is beautiful and I love the stillness.
    When I just opened your post I remembered that owl is a Guardian God in the Greek Mythology. Your owl is beautifully novel and looks protect your forest! I am back logging from my summer break. I am glad to able to visit you again.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie