Each day has slivers of beauty. This afternoon was cold- when I was filling the bird feeders my fingers ached. I happened to glance towards the top of the meadow, and saw a large bird perched on the wire. I grabbed my camera and headed up the road.
There I found a barred owl, puffed up on a wire, looking for a warm meal on frigid day. It posed, magnificently still, while I took several photos. And then it lifted its broad wings and in one silent motion dissapeared into the woods. Just one slice of beauty in a magical day.