Monday, February 20, 2012

Snowy Owl



I made one of my dreams come true this year - I found the Snowy Owl! For those of you that don't know, this is an irruptive year for the Snowy Owls and they usually don't come down so far south. But lack of food is pushing the juveniles down this year. I joined the Michigan Audubon's Birding Tour in Sault Ste. Marie. And would you know it, we ended up spotting two! (And by the way - I was the 1st one to see it.) Such a beautiful creature - hard to describe - but it was a beautiful moment!

How are all of you doing? I'm slowly making my blog rounds....

24 comments:

Daisy said...

I think this is so cool that you were lucky enough to see them. This seems like such a once in a lifetime kind of opportunity. :)

Carol said...

What a beautiful bird!

I have missed seeing your posts. Hope all is well.

Smiles,
Carol

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting, Congrats! They are beautiful owls.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

How beautiful he/she is! It was so nice to see your comment on my blog today....missed you!
Penny

All Ways Designing said...

Ohhhhh...it's so good to see you back and posting!!! What an event to be the first to spot the Snowy Owl!!

I've moved to a NEW blog, stop by and see me - All Ways Designing!! I was Jan Tanis Designs!! :)

Charli and me said...

a magnificent bird! It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Howare you and Scout? I hope your family is well. How is school going? It's nice to see you posting.

flowerdave said...

thanks for posting this as I have never seen a Snowy Owl.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Shelley... So glad you saw one... Great picture!!!! I can only imagine how excited you were.
Hugs,
Betsy

Calming Scents said...

Hi Shelly! I'm glad your back..please stick around! I miss you and your blogging, I loved hearing about your dog, the pictures of your log home..
I'm doing ok..hanging in there..continuing to pray for remission and that it leaves my body until im in my 80;s lol

Knatolee said...

i am DYING to see one of these!! Lucky you!!!

Sierra Rose said...

Quite a beautiful owl!
A big Audubon group out here too. What a fantastic group!

Big hugs,
Sierra Rose

Dawn said...

that is so exciting!!! i can't imagine seeing one. and two!!!! wow!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous creature! I would LOVE to see one in the wild! I got so excited seeing my first bald eagle in the wild this summer. He landed in a tree pretty close to me so I was able to get a nice picture of him!

April said...

So great to hear from you, again, Shelley! That owl is gorgeous! You are one lucky lady to have captured it!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful owl! The owl was my Mom's favorite bird so everytime I see one I think of her. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

*hugs*
Debbie

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

How beautiful, Shelley! And very cool that you saw it first! I love how passionate you are about simple things from nature!

Blessings,
Tammy

Pam at Antique or Not said...

How fun! I hate to admit it, but I've never seen a regular owl, so a snowy owl would be a fantastic coup!

Hugs,
Pam

cindyzlogic said...

Beautiful find, Shelley!!

PatsyAnne said...

Oh Shelly, beautiful bird, incredible photo. This one must become a cover on a tote bag or a card, or a tee shirt or something - I'm almost begging for it - its BEAUTIFUL!

And so good to have you back - I've really missed the three of you - please post some photos of your "family" - Marvin, Scout and, oh yeah, the husband (lol)...

Patricia

The Retired One said...

I am so so happy for you to have seen one! And to have captured it with your camera.
I haven't read others' blogs for sooooo long, I feel bad about that..trying to make up some reading today. Missed your blog bigtime!!

joated said...

Nice addition to your life list! Congratulations.

Wren said...

A gorgeous bird. Thank you for sharing.

Darla said...

I've been to the place you just said, Sault whatever Marie??? My sister in law is from there and my brother and she got married in that university center thing that looks over the water with the beautiful lights at night.....these are beautiful owls. Congrats on spotting it first!!!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous! Sorry I've been such a stranger lately. Hope your new year is going well.