If you have followed this blog for long then you know that I take a lot of pictures. Atleast I used to take a lot of pictures.
I have this small point and shoot Kodak that I carried everywhere I went. But it has a problem….it’s very hard to turn on. Most of the time, by the time I get it turned on whatever it was that I planned to photograph is gone, changed position or something or other.
I purchased a new camera a while back, it’s bigger, bulkier and not quite so easy to carry everywhere I go. One of these days I’ll get that Kodak fixed. ***sigh***
On to the reason of this post.
The other day I jumped on our farm golf cart to drive down to the end of the driverway and get the mail. Down past my brother-in-law and family’s house, on past my Mother and Father-in-law’s house, out of the clearing and into a wooded area just before making a turn and on to the mailbox when ahead of me I see something move and a huge wingspan that flew to a tree branch a little further ahead, and landed. I stopped the golf cart and watched in amazement.
It was a huge barn owl, probably 2.5 to 3 feet tall. He was gorgeous. I knew he lived nearby and I hear him often calling out into the night. But this was only the 2nd time I had seen him in the almost 20 years we’ve been here on the farm.
As I watched him in awe of his beauty, he watched me with those big black circles that are his eyes. I spoke to him and he watched, never moving, until I began to move the golf cart. He then turned and flew off into the safety of the nearby trees.
I was awed by his beauty.
I was astounded by his size.
I was disgusted with myself……
because once again I DID NOT have my camera.
It was a perfect situation for a perfect picture.
It could have been “the best picture I’ve ever taken”.
If only I’d had my “dadblame” camera!!!
So instead of sharing with you the picture of a huge, beautiful barn owl you get this…….
A picture of part of the driveway.
Oh well….maybe I’ll see the owl again in another 20 years.