About 3 weeks ago I had to run over to our new place to get a few pictures of the slab. The bank needed me to text them over. So I left the house about 30 minutes early and parked by the road, choosing to walk to the house rather than bother with the gate. Pictures taken on my phone, I was almost back to the car when a huge, soft shadow passed right over my head. I peered up into a small pine and there he was.
The most lovely, somber-eyed creature in the forest.
I just happened to have my camera in the front seat. I eased over the gate, told Addie to hush and eased back to the tree.
He was still there, daring me to take his picture.
So I did.
After this, I motioned for Addie to come see him. He was so patient and, well. Superiour acting.
I will give him that one.
He finally flew into a taller pine, and watched us as we left.
I am happy to report, since these pictures were taken, the owl has been seen 3 more times. I guess we are going to be neighbors. Therefore, since all neighbors need names……I am calling him Archimedes. Because, you know, the Sword and the Stone.
Classic Disney, people, Classic Disney.