Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Nocturnal Visitor

Last night before bed, it was time to put my two chihuahuas out to take care of business.  I have to go out with them as well, or they will just stand at the door waiting to be let back in.

"Whoooo!  Who, who, whooooo!" 

In the drizzly night, the sound seemed to come from right in front of me, but I thought he might be in a palm tree about a block away.  I called Jane because truth be told, that whooooo sound was unnerving, and if as I suspected, he was a Great Horned Owl, he would be big enough to take one of my chihuahuas.  She brought the binoculars. :)

He did a bit more hooting, then he took flight, from the palm tree, silently swooping down to a smaller tree.  And there he sat in silhouette, his ear tufts prominent enough for identification.  He was a big boy, or she was a big girl. :)

The dogs finally did what doggies must do outside, and we all trooped back inside.  But the memory of that beautiful owl stayed with me until I fell asleep.



OH, and yes, this post is coming from Ironwood Cancer & Research Center, where I am getting my Benadryl.  Please note, I am wearing Jingle Bells in my ears.

And I am wooooooooooozy, so that's it for this post.  No word yet on the results of the echo of yesterday.

Love to all, and please, PEACE on Earth. :)

2 comments:

  1. Oh yes, please let there be peace on Earth, it is not that impossible, just put a bunch of women in charge of things. Hey presto, all the wars would be stopped.
    Love the jingle bells sweetie, gotta have a sense of humour when dealing with this stuff.
    I hope santa brings you everything you want. Enjoy your Xmas and do not eat too much. We are having a traditional English roast beef dinner with all the stuff that goes along with it, yorkshire puds etc and a few bottles of wine will no doubt be sampled.
    Peace to you and your family Tequila and Merry Xmas from us here in freezing PA.
    Fay

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  2. Fay, we have a fireplace here that's not been used since we moved into this house. I'm terrified of fire, for one thing, and of course, the smoke, however well-vented, is a big no-no.

    I had to smile about your Yorkshire pudding. I made a persimmon pudding from a British recipe, and was interested to see that it's not a pudding at all. :D You know, pudding should be creamy and like Jello pudding... not like a bread or a cake! Hehehe, but it surely was delicious.

    Keep warm, and dole out lots of hugs. Here's one from me to you, lady.

    Love,
    Tequila

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