Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The day my cousin sent this, I let our doggy dear Hannah Hope out b4 daybreak & heard the Great Horned in the woods behind us.

since youre a nature lover, i thought you of all people would appreciate these photos. this is the great horned owl that was sitting on my back fence a lil over a year ago. the fence at that house was just about 4 or 5ft from my back door. i looked out the door one evening and there he was just staring right inside my house. he appeared on sasha's four month birthday. he sat there for about 3 hours just peering in the door. i went and got sasha so they could see each other. i felt like he is her animal totem. when i was pregnant with her the winter before, i would always hear an owl hooting out back. i never saw it though. that summer after she was born, this one showed up. owl's are known to be fierce protectors. it made me feel like this owl had been watching over me when i was pregnant and he had come to the door to finally see this baby he was protecting. sounds kinda corny im sure, but its just a feeling i have. whether anyone has faith in that story or not, the pictures still came out really cool. and its rare that a big owl like that would be hanging out right in the middle of town, and sitting on someone's fence in the middle of the day. it was truly a magical and spiritual experience to have this majestic .

"there are so many ways to wear what we have before its gone. to make use of what is there, you know, i dont wear anything i cant wipe my hands on. im looking for the holes, ...the holes in your jeans. are they worn out in the seat or are they worn out in the knees?"
-ani difranco


Patti said...

what a wonderful blog Deena.
Why did I not know about this before now?
Thanks for voting on my atc challange.

Mary said...


The owl photos are awesome. I have seen many owls in my youth, but don't often see them now. We do have one that I hear sometimes when I walk Meeko in the evening. Through the winter, he seems to be more active, or maybe it's just that it's dark earlier and we hear him more. I've still to spot him though.

Hope you are having a good day. Praying for you, my friend.

Diane said...

Beautiful pictures of the owl and the story gives me goose bumps. Those things are real, I think, too. Thinking of you and I know you will suck every ounce of joy out of this day. We all should. Blessings, Diane

Cheryl said...

Dear Deena.......the owl story is beautiful and I can relate to all you say.......
when I was a child I stayed with my grandfather in the school holidays.....we would walk the fields at dusk and the barn owl would fly over......we would walk and talk about it.
When Gramps died........I missed him a great deal.....but strangely whenever I am sad or ill or worried...I hear or see an owl around the house.....I know there are those out there that will think it is strange but I think it is Gramps telling me he is I understand your connection with the owl, it is very beautiful.

My jeans are scruffy and worn out at the knees..........and my grandchildren always wipe the dirt from their little hands, down the front of them, when we are gardening......

A delightful post Deena......

In my thoughts.....