Thursday, April 23, 2009

Copperas Creek

Sadie eyes me, wagging her tail, enticing me to  come closer.

As soon as I am in range for a picture, up she pops ready to be petted.

Tonight while looking at Spring flowers, Sadie and I spotted one of the owls who have moved into the woods above the creek. There are three of them. We hear them each morning — and often in the evening — calling to each other, at times teasing the dogs. Tonight at dusk one of them flew into a tree near this Dogwood and azaleas, and allowed us a long look before flying on. He is a Barred Owl, large and beautiful, whose plaintiff hoots are a nice addition to the neighborhood.

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