Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Coolest thing EVER!

So, tonight, as I was finishing dinner dishes,
Jordan was looking out the front window.
She comes over and says to me,
"Mom, there's an owl in our tree."
Yeah, right, I said.
If you know Jordan, you know
she's full of practical jokes.
But just to humor her, I went and looked.
And sure enough,
there in our tree sat a
Great Horned Owl.
How cool is that??
This was our view from the window.
Doug told me to go outside
and get some more pictures.

As soon as I sneaked around the corner,
his eyes were riveted on me.

I took a few photos,

then got a little too close, I guess,

because he ruffled up his feathers. . .

looked around one more time,

and took off,

with a few robins following him.

He flew around our street awhile,

and landed in our trees a few more times.

It was so exciting for the kids to watch!

We all enjoyed it.

7 comments:

Page Family said...

Those are really cool pictures!! That would have been neat to see on owl that close. Good eyes Jordan! :)

Ramanda said...

WOW! That is awesome! Maybe he will make your tree his permanent home!

J&S said...

Those are great pictures, and what a great experience. I don't think I have ever seen an owl, except at the zoo.

jen said...

holy cow that is amazing. i didn't even know those lived in colorado (what do i know?) nice shots!!!

jen said...

p.s. why are YOU doing dinner dishes??? what did you have 4 kids for, anyway??

andrea said...

wow! that is sooo cool guys! when i was a little girl, i found an owl laying dead, face down out in our woods. it was HUGE and it's wings were expanded so it scared my sister and i to death. we literally ran for our lives! anyway, good find jordan!! and cris, great pic's!

OnGod'sErrand said...

I hope that he stays---they scare away the woodpeckers , you know!