Friday, December 28, 2007

Barred Owl 2

Man have I been seeing these guys everywhere! Just last night alone I saw three as I was out driving around. (all in a distance of 2 miles!) And me with no camera.

Since I made my last post I have been trying to get a better picture of one. Tonight I spotted one sitting on a line along the road over an open field where it was hunting for mice and the like. I have touched the picture up a bit to bring out the details and color.

My next goal is to get a picture of one in flight as they are truly amazing to see soaring overhead.

*click picture to enlarge

Friday, December 21, 2007


well, this is my one year blogaverary. (is that even a word?)

Thank you to the people who have been interested enough in my ramblings to check this site out on occasion.

You rock!

(don't know why the picture...just liked it)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Barred Owl

I love owls. I always have. One thing I like about this time of year here is the Barred Owls become more visible, usually showing up in the same areas around dusk. This year I have been fortunate enough to have one been visiting my yard. I was outside with Finnegan a little while ago and this one soared overhead. I went back in to get the camera, and the owl had landed up on one of the powerlines. Just as I snapped the picture it decided to move on. I was left with a cool shot of this owl with wings in air and talons spread!* Too bad it is from the rear... maybe I'll have to see if I can see it another night.

*as to enlarge the picture

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

9 people

Check out this groovy illusion. Can you find all 9 people?

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Evel Knievel Portland

So Evel is no longer with us. :(

I really enjoyed watching his jumps as a child, and I thought this would be an appropriate tribute video to post as he jumps a bunch of (at the time) new vans!