Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Another day in the life of Keewee

We have this Gloxinia on our kitchen table and have been waiting to see the blooms open for weeks. This morning one bloom has finally opened and there are many more to follow. How beautiful it is.

The morning is very quiet, unlike yesterdays ruckus. We did not have any repeat visit from the owls.
We could still hear the bird's alarm cries for hours yesterday so I went to investigate. One of the owls had tried to take refuge from the birds in a large willow tree on the lower part of our property, but getting any rest was out of the question with all the birds dive bombing it.

Mr.C decided the owl needed to leave our area, so he took his Paint Ball Gun (kept for stray, pesky critters we don't want on the property) and lobbed a round through the branches of the tree very near the owl. We did not want to hurt the bird, just scare him away so he would leave the critters around here alone. The owl did not care to have paint balls whizzing by so flew off to find a nice quiet place to get some rest before his nightly hunt.

I so enjoyed my day off work yesterday, and had planned on getting our things ready for our trip to Juneau Alaska next Monday, but like many plans they were changed. Mr.C had a service call up in Coupeville so I decided to ride along, then when he was finished with the job, we would drive up to Oak Harbor do some shopping and have dinner at our favorite mexican restaurant.

It is time I stopped playing on my PC and moved my rear, and got myself ready for a day at work.

You all have a wonderful day.


Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful flower. I am glad the owls did not come back to get your rabbits.

Mary Lou said...

I have a forest full of barred owls, and they make the weirdest noises at night. I like them, because they keep the rat population down. I could not feed the birds, and get rid of the rats, but that is not an option, so the owls are natures way of rat trapping!!

Now about those coyotes living right over the fence and eating all the stray cats....

steve said...

I am so envious, that paint ball gun is a goods idea I would use it on the magpies.
I like the way you say get off your rear, over here it is get off your arse and do something lazy get.

Ginco said...

Mmmmm! Mexican food!

I love the colour of that

Jennifer AKA keewee said...

The owls are great at ridding us of rats, we just have to keep an eye on our pets, same with coyotes.

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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful flower. Hope you were able to keep the owls away.