|It's been snowing all day for two days
|Hard to believe: Nov. 11th
In a previous post's comment he wrote:
"By watching your muskrat you will
learn many other things. You have to wait and while waiting other things happen."We tiptoed down to the pond, Daisy was a hoot. 'Scuse the pun.
She loves following me in the forest. I wasn't sure she was even outdoors, but she heard me. She ran down the path, not wanting to miss anything.
|The branches droop,
weighted down by wet snow.
Daisy on the path
|Muskrats are sleeping!
|Lots of snow on the shelters, the ice melted some.
There was an owl, on a branch.
|It peered over its shoulder to look at us
|Then moved to peer at Daisy!
The owl, facing away from us, was watching for mice friends in the forest.
I watched Daisy, owl disappeared. I turned my head and the owl was gone. Silently.
I was disappointed.
I looked more carefully, and it had moved to a better vantage point– directly across the pond from us. Daisy'd climbed a tree, and the owl was watching her play on the branch.
The owl flew around for a better look.
We went back up to the house and watched the smaller, safer birds!
|Ready, set, go!
She's getting used to winter, again!
|Grass pokes through the snow
|The yard is now covered
|Mourning doves sit mournfully in the trees
watching the feeder
Here is my video of the owl. It was beautiful!
Barred owl from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Daisy cat and I went down to see the muskrats. Instead I spotted a Barred owl. I could only see its butt, then it flew around to stare intently at Daisy, who had climbed a tree. I decided to bring Daisy back up to the house!