Friday, May 1, 2015

rescue, repair, retreat…..

Last weekend I lifted my nose from the grindstone just long enough to see that the 
Wildlife Rescue Center at the end of my street was 
hosting an 'open house'.

Sensing this was a rare opportunity (and it was, as this is a yearly event) I drove straight ahead, instead of turning onto my lane……

And my reward was…..

meeting Mister


the largest of it's species,

 Mr. Horned Owl

a group of terrifically knowledgable and dedicated volunteers,

and an amazingly talented teenager…
who gave me permission to photograph her sketchbook.

Leaving this place left me feeling uplifted
 and filled with 


and somehow lighter, richer and secure

in knowing there are much more important things going on in this world

 than my little project


  1. encounters with the fiercest of birds are amazing, aren't they? i'm glad you had this opportunity, and that teen, WOW!

    1. They are, even when they are injured ;-( The Barn and the Great Horned owls were hit by cars. It's hard to imagine the accidents or the rescue. I'm glad I got to meet them too.

  2. Grand! Oh my son has a friend who rescues and raises big birds. Out near you somewhere. I should find out more... since I might be living out there soon. ha!

    1. It will be very interesting to see where you end up!

  3. Hawks and owls and falcons, oh my! Nice to have a wildlife center so nearby!