It has been a wild travel month. When I first wrote this, I had just returned from Wisconsin and was on my way to New Jersey and New York. What I didn’t know was that it was actually Thursday, not Wednesday, so here we are two weeks later!
Not wanting to miss anything while I was away, I recharged my critter cam. I walked back to the pond to position it on the arbor and discovered a sleepy owl. They are usually very aware of their surroundings, so I have found it difficult to photograph them up close and in their personal space. I took this owl by surprise.
With the rushing water in the background, it didn’t hear me, so I started talking to him. He still didn’t hear me. He must have been sound asleep!
When we drove home from the airport, an enormous owl spread its wings and flew to the pond behind our house. I wonder if it’s disappointed that we’re home or if he kept an eye on the house while we were away. I prefer the latter.
I’ve taken lots of photos of owls over the years. Boulder County is known for being home to a wide variety of them.
On another wild note, I noticed our acorns are enormous this year. They’re dropping from the oak trees. Usually every squirrel in the neighborhood plucks them in July when they’re still green. Does that mean winter will be late this year? It hit 99 degrees on Sunday. I’m ready for cooler weather.
I’ve traveled in four time zones over the last six weeks starting in California. The first night home, I went to bed at 9:00. The second night I nodded off around midnight. It has taken a while to settle back into life in Colorado. I’m packing my bags AGAIN for the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Conference, but at least it’s held in Denver.
Come October I’ll be off on another Wild Adventure…
I hope you have a Wild Wednesday!
Are you seeing any signs of fall? Do you have any fall vacation plans?
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