Thursday, January 21, 2016

Whooooo Needs A Hug?

Today was national hug day.  It was funny to talk to my coworkers today about hugs and to find out that many don't like hugs, or folks touching them.  I don't mind hugs as long as they aren't the long, drawn out, hugging on and on until it's awkward hug.   When I got home from work I took Chubbs out for a walk...and a hug...and while outside I heard the familiar sound of the resident owl living here at the Pines.  I've heard him..or perhaps it's a her...many times through out the year.  I've even see a big white owl flying from pine tree to pine tree.  A friend from work was here cutting pine boughs around Christmas time and was excited to tell me she saw a white owl in the trees.  As I listened to the bird call I could tell it was coming from the Creepy Woods.  Then all of a sudden it seemed much closer.  I turned and looked up and lo and behold:
I saw this face looking at me.  I stood there watching and listening as he or she was calling to the other owl in the Creepy Woods....I guess we have 2 living here and maybe in the Spring some baby owls will be here too!   I  took Chubbs back inside and grabbed my camera hoping to catch some shots.  I was excited to see this beauty still sitting pretty, like he (or she) was waiting.  So this was my fun hug for the day...now I can place the face when I here the "Whooooooo"


Now go give someone a big hug! Make it a nice long one! Ha!

15 comments:

acorn hollow said...

I do like a hug now and then of course it depends on who is doing the hugging
Cathy

Stacy Crawford said...

I do love those owl shots. How lucky to see him or her. I don't mind hugs, but rarely initiate the hug of people not in the family.

Shady Del Knight said...

You are so lucky, Yaya! How many people can boast that they saw the "Who" in person? :) Those are glorious pictures of your hooty owl! God bless him or her! I hope you do get a batch of babies this spring. Back where we used to live we had woods surrounding us and there were always owls hooting at night. We used to watch them by the dim light of street lamps diving into the culvert in front of our house to snatch mice for dinner. I think they are marvelous creatures.

I hope Chubbs is feeling well these days and that he has become acquainted with Eddy by now and that the two of them are bow-wow buddies. Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Yaya!

gin said...

Such great owl pictures!!! Looks like he/she was emjoying the photo shoot. I'm a southerner and not a day goes by without a hug.

betty said...

Soooo cool with the pictures!!! What a wonderful gift from God for you to have been able to see the owl and get such good pictures of him/her!!!

We used to go to a church where every one hugged in greeting. It took some getting used to :)

Happy weekend!

betty

Debby said...

I would love to see an owl in the wild. What a special treat for you.
I love hugs.

joeh said...

Nice pics. I think he was sleeping. What a beautiful bird.

Julia said...

Nice shot of your owl resident. He or she is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and hug back at you.
JB

Rick Watson said...

I've never seen a white owl. We have an owl that lives in the barn but he's brown. Wen he sits still, he blends in with the trees making him almost invisible.
I love your pictures.

Kerri said...

What great shots you got of your white owl! I don't know that I've ever seen a white owl in Pennsylvania. He or she looks like they have their warm winter coat on!

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^^^ those are hugs!

Karen Whittal said...

Here's a big hug from me to you, awesome catching up again.

Kim said...

Great pics! I think he/she was posing for you. Hugs to you. I'm a hugger ;)

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Hilary said...

What a thrill to have that beauty pose for you. I think it's a barred owl? Perhaps still youngish with all the white. Whatever it is, you got some fantastic photos. Nicely done!

Munir said...

I just did. I gave my daughter a hug. Hugs are nice. In my family boys usually give girls half a hug. Now my grandson is learning that. LOL
Very nice photography.