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!


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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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


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