Saturday, March 10, 2012

Our Last Week at Patagonia

On The Cutting Board
I thought I would have a lot of free time to get caught up on my quilting projects.  Well, I was half right.  We are staying fairly busy, but not to the point that I am too tired to work a little on my projects.

I ironed together two rabbits and three Uncle Sams
And....I sewed all the feet and wings for all eight mug rugs.

Great Horned Owl
I can't believe how lucky I was to see this Great Horned Owl!  Visitors kept telling us about sighting them, but I wasn't finding a single one.  Every once in awhile, I would hear one hoot with no luck in locating the owl and now I can see why...
I was walking with a visitor and showing her some of my favorite spots for bird watching when a huge bird flew across the creek and landed in a tree.  Using my trusty 500mm lens, I was able to identify the big bird as a Great Horned Owl.  I explained to the visitor where I was looking.  Just as she spotted the owl, he flew away.
I groaned because I didn't get a very good picture and said "oh no, he flew away!"  The visitor said she was still looking at the owl.  I thought she was saying she saw where he had landed.  It turned out we were looking at two different Great Horned Owls!  And this one....was a LOT closer!   What a day!  I got my photos!

On the Road Again!
We leave the Preserve on Monday, 12 March.  We have plans to visit Bisbee, AZ before we go back to Benson for a week.  Then we are off to Yuma, AZ to check out another Escapees campground.  We are on the move once again!  Happy Trails!

12 comments:

  1. Great shots of the owl, he (or she) posed beautifully for you! Cute projects too :)

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    1. Thanks Heather! He/she was very sweet to pose for me.

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  2. I just found your site. Your photos are amazing. I grew up hearing a Great Horned Owl every night before I fell asleep. These owls still live behind my parents home. Did we ever see one? Never. Thanks for sharing the photos and your updates on projects.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rachel! They are not an easy bird to spot that is for sure!

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  3. I don't have to tell you how I love those owl pictures ... and your little projects are coming right along nicely.

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  4. Wow! That is one fabulous-looking owl :)
    Julie

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  5. Amazing photos of the owl!
    That's a cute project you are working on :)

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  6. Love the owl photos! And the Uncle Sams are really cute. Happy travels!

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