The Owls

This is the contemplative stillness that I seek when I’m meditating.  I get it sometimes for minutes at a time, but the owls…they’ve got for hours.

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I can walk right up to them.  They notice me.  Blink.  Blink again.  Then it’s back to their peaceful calm.

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About westerner54

Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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27 Responses to The Owls

  1. oopsjohn says:

    Nice the way you relate to their quiet stillness, as they so often are. BTW, there is an active nest at the Mammoth Visitor Center when you next get down that way.

  2. lrobbins555 says:

    So we’ve had it wrong all these years? It’s not whooo, but ooom?

  3. Ah! I didn’t know you were in Yellowstone! We should have said hello! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed your visit if you have left already!

  4. Amazing photos, I have not had the privilege to see owls up close like this.

    “This is the contemplative stillness that I seek when I’m meditating. I get it sometimes for minutes at a time, but the owls…they’ve got for hours.” — Precisely! I meditate everyday, and it is creatures like this that possess the ability to do what I am still learning to do.

    Great post!

  5. brickthomas says:

    Those are incredible shots! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Lyle Krahn says:

    You have such wonderful opportunities there. I could meditate for awhile on those cute owls!

    • westerner54 says:

      Last year seemed to be the year of finding badgers, and this year it’s been owls. Wonder what next year will bring? I too could sit and watch these guys for ages…even when they’re doing nothing.

  7. Boeta says:

    Wonderful post and pictures. There is something about just being in the presence of such magnificent birds, we visited a spot near us where they had injured birds, and some who could not be returned to nature, who became “advocates” for their kind in schools, lucky enough to have them sit on our arm, powerful, powerful experience. Thanks again, maybe I must post some of those pics at some stage. Boeta

  8. These are splendid photos!

  9. What a great opportunity to see these owls close-up. I really enjoyed these shots. I never knew an owl could appear so cuddly.

  10. thisluxlife says:

    Great post owls are so calming and beautiful! You might like my latest post http://thisluxlife.com/2014/06/14/adorable-owls-at-cheshire-oaks/

  11. Janet says:

    Look how cute the babies are. You have a good eye for capturing wildlife.

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