Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Snooty,Beauty,Hootie, Tootie and George!

Donna at Write by Faith
tagged me for a picture meme. The rules are simple.
Go to your fifth photo file and pick the fifth picture and explain it.Tag 5 others .

This was an extraordinary day. Hubby went out to clip the Ligustrum tree and saw a baby owl and came running in to get me. I came out and looked at him in wonder. We had never seen an owl up close in our own tree. Since we were having some friends over for lunch, we had to come in and start making some sandwich fixings. We were still gabbing about the bird and he said it was grey, I said it was brown. A little bit of dispute, so I went back out to look at him again and heard a small hoot.
Lo and behold, there was another one on the branch above. I started looking in the tree and found 3 more for a grand total of five. One of our neighbors is a real bird enthusiast so I called him to come look. We had the parents and 3 babies. One of the parents was really haughty looking so I named him Snooty and the mother Beauty. Two of the babies were practically glued to each other so I named them Hootie and 7Tootie. The last baby was on a branch by himself with the widest open eyes imaginable. He was looking all around intently and seemed to be very curious about everything, so I had to name him George. I mean, really, what else could I do?
Several other neighbors came over to see what we were all looking at in the tree. When our friends showed up for lunch, no sandwiches were made but we had a good explanation. That was the only day we saw them. We looked and looked for days and they were gone. What an experience. Unfortunately the picture of George did not come out too clearly so we only have the picture of Snooty.

I am not going to tag anyone but if you want to do the meme please feel free and please leave me or Donna a comment so we can go share your "story".


  1. I love the picture, but I love the story even more. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Thanks for the help with my URL link but I can't find the post by Bumbles! Am I totally computer inept or what???

  3. How cute! I guess that's as close as you're going to get to a penguin (in your yard) in Florida, huh? Love your updates too. You're so very clever!

  4. What a great story and picture! By the way, you asked me on my blog about The Blackbird Sisters last book. I read that in a review on GoodReads. I hope they're wrong. I don't ever want that series to end!

  5. love the names! we have owls around here and I hear them all the time but I have never see one up close, yet alone a family!

  6. HI Kaye,
    I was actually working on that post when you sent me the comment about the link not working! I finally it out and it works now. Check it out.

  7. Kaye: Is the nickel your favorite valentine's ritual?


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