What is that I see lurking beneath my tree?
I am positively a nature freak. As promised last week, here are some photos of the owlets I have been stalking for many weeks.
After taking about a hundred pictures of the one owlet, I ventured to the other side of the nest and under it to see if I could see the other owlets and perhaps find some feathers or owl pellets to show my students.
There was one!
This little one was sticking its tongue out!
There were two! We see you!
There were three little owlets!
Earlier, I could hear something in the grass at the base of the Cottonwood trees and thought that it was just the catkins falling from above. Luckily, it wasn't only that, it was a PORCUPINE! When I first spotted it, I thought it might be dead, but it MOVED! It was trying to stay still and rest, but the dreaded ants were driving the poor thing crazy and it had to move! Me, too!
The ants, flies, spiders and mosquitoes are out and they were annoying the owlets too!
Take a look at its teeth. I told it, "Dude, You need to brush your teeth!"
I never realized that porcupines have such long claws. They climb trees, so duh.
Woman, what are you doing? I'm trying to sleep!
This whole week has been a marvelous week for nature for me. Two Canadian geese visited on the top of my barn roof.
A duck landed in my dugout as I sat there journaling. A robin built its nest right before my eyes. A meadow lark followed me and sang boisterously.
Two hawks screeched and dove in front of me. The owlets played peek a boo and a porcupine entertained me form mere metres away.
It is no wonder why I feel inspired to journal. Here are two journal entries I did through the daily writing prompts from Sketchbook Skool. The first word prompt was TOY.
The second and third word prompts were kiss and favourite. I combined them together. On this page were random marks that I made to test out some brush markers, so I had to figure out how to integrate them into the page. This is how it turned out!
For each prompt, I scoured dictionaries for definitions and then I randomly picked one and went for it. I love how this style of thinking leads to unlimited possibilities in my journal. My day is so scheduled and time dependent, so my night life is the opposite, which is more more fun for me than planning things through. Thus, I never know what surprises are positively awaiting me around the corner, under a tree or in my journal!
Remember to live!
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