Yesterday the Mute Swan couple came more than once to grace the little lake! I never cease to be awed by their presence and beauty! They remember that I used to feed them and will pause and face me if I say, "Hi Babies!" Swans are very fierce however, and very territorial. When I fed them, they wanted to set up housekeeping that first year right in our flowerbeds under the den windows! I am not tall, but none the less, they came up to my chin and were very scary when close. They will hiss and posture with their wings to intimidate you. I now only take pictures of them so that they keep themselves in the Lake but I do enjoy that recognition when I greet them.
Then just at dusk, the Barred Owl came! He roosted in the Bradford Pear tree for at least 5 minutes and both hubby and I were so excited that we could not take a decent photo without shaking-ha! Old people shake, yeh, they do! But the photo is at least able to show the size and majesty of this beautiful creature. Nature is so wonderful and all of God's creatures awesome in their own ways.
Do you realize how much fun it is to wake to your overnight comments?? They are like my little bonus each morning to see who has visited the blogs and read what they have to say. Thank you all for visiting and for these wonderful comments! Tis fun, tis fun! ♥ Kerrie
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