Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas Morning Surprise (Again)

As I mentioned in a previous post on 30th November .... last year at Christmas (2007) a family of four tawny frogmouth owls ( I know they aren’t really owls but poetic license please ) arrived for Christmas morning on a branch near the house and blow me down if two of them weren’t here again this Christmas morning.

I guess it’s got to do with temperature and possibly sun equinox etc… but it sure was strange to see them there again Christmas morning. Ian said they were "us"

A Pair of Tawny Frogmouths trying to look like tree branches but with an eye on me.


Stay focused

Be ‘whoo’ you are

Trust in a wise friend

Live off the land

Glide through the dark times

Be observant

Life’s a Hoot (love this one)


Another Poem via a friend ..... thanks F


A Barred Owl by Richard Wilbur

The warping night-air having brought the boom

Of an owl's voice into her darkened room,

We tell the wakened child that all she heard

Was an odd question from a forest bird,

Asking of us, if rightly listened to,"Who cooks for you?"

and then "Who cooks for you?"

Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear,

Can also thus domesticate a fear,

And send a small child back to sleep at night

Not listening for the sound of stealthy flight

Or dreaming of some small thing in a claw

Borne up to some dark branch and eaten raw.

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Where are we?

Callignee is situated in the foothills of the Strezlecki 's in Gippsland, Victoria.