Sunday, January 10, 2010

Slivers of beauty...




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.

6 comments:

Sean Patrick said...

Owls are magical, sureal. The few encounters I've had with an owl in the wild were memorable. An all white one once in the middle of the woods in Georgia. It was sitting on a lower branch of a tree no more than 20 ft. away and showed no fear of me. It stared me down for a long time ... till I reluctantly walked away. I was awe struck. Owls rock!

Billy Rafferty and Jill Cahr said...

Your photographs are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Daryl said...

Well THANK YOU!
What a very nice thing to say!

Daryl

Lori said...

Owls fascinate me. I love this photo!

Lori said...

Owls fascinate me. I love this photo! It was your lucky day!

David and Brenda Knoll said...

Absolutely amazing. LOVE owls.