Overcoming Bloglessness

Owl Be Back!

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Imagine that tomorrow, all of your duties and obligations evaporate for the day. You get the day all to yourself, to do anything you please. What types of fun activities would make your day?Photographers, artists, poets: show us FUN.

via Daily Prompt: Nothin’ But A Good Time.

Since my retirement I’ve had an aversion to duties and obligations.  All the days are mine, all mine.

For a good time today,  I witnessed the release of a rehabilitated great-horned owl.   After being hit by a car she had head injuries and a severe concussion.  She couldn’t even stand up.   She was in rehab for 21 days, then released today where she was found.

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The release.  Wait, I missed it.  Do it again!

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The owl soared low over the field and landed on a fencepost to get her bearings.

I learned something today about the owl’s feet.   It looked like she only had two front toes when she was perched on a branch, but great horned owls are zygodactyl.  They have four toes, one of which can flex either forward or backward.

I  got a little misty eyed, watching the owl fly free.    Thank goodness for people who take care of broken birds.

Good luck Owl!   May you live long and prosper!

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Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

25 thoughts on “Owl Be Back!

  1. There was a vet in Billings (maybe still is?) who rehabilitated wounded birds. It was great because his cages were in back of my aunt’s pasture so I could go see them whenever I was home. Once he had a snowy owl and her chicks. Some of the birds he took/takes to schools to show kids why they should not shoot birds they don’t plan to eat. I love owls, their silent flight and their cries. http://marthakennedy.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/1504-best-day-ever/

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  3. So glad you were able to see this. I like your request for a “re-do”. Owls are so cool.

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  5. What a beauty she is! So glad you had the opportunity to witness this.
    ~Lindy

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  10. Such a great story to have a wild animal put back to health and back to nature.

  11. Great story. You’ve got some great bird photos. Thank you for visiting my blog today. Rosemarie

  12. What a tremendously inspiring, awesome and beautiful experience Susan. What an honor and privilege to be witness to it. Thanks for sharing such gorgeous images.

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  16. Reading posts like these always brings a smile to my face 🙂 I wish I could see that owl. Oh wait! I just did 🙂 Those are some beautiful pictures.

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