Monday, 5 July 2010

Sunset and a Barn Owl

We went to visit my brother at the weekend and on our evening walk saw a hare, a deer, foxes and the best treat of all, a barn owl!




Our walk took us to a place called Barbury Castle. Each year around the time of the solstice we meet up and walk around the perimeter of the iron age hill fort watching the sun go down. When I got back I couldn't resist playing with this photo, fiddling with the colours. The copse of trees looked so magical in real life, the photo I took looked too ordinary so I decided to 'magic' them up again!

12 comments:

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This was a beautiful post. I find nothing is better than family and Nature on holiday. Blessings dear.

Dyche Designs said...

Sounds like a perfect day.

Jess *^_^* said...

Thankyou Amy and Kathryn :) I'm so lucky to have had a perfect evening for our walk.

noelle said...

A lovely walk and some lovely photos! x x

busybusybeejay said...

Wow!I am a real owl fan.I have them all around the house and have been collecting them for years but I have never seen a real one in the wild.Lucky you.

Owen said...

Sounds like a fine tradition to have, and a fine place to celebrate the solstice, with a little innocent magic in the air, turning the skies and grass into rapturous visions...
:-)

Jess *^_^* said...

Thanks Noelle :)

Hi Barbara, I love owls too and it's so lovely to have seen one in the wild. Although I do like to see them close up with a handler, it does make me feel uncomfortable that they can't fly freely!

Hi Owen, innocent it is! No hangover either ;o)

Tammie said...

it sounds as though you had a lovely visit and saw so many wonderful critters, yea. Your photos are wonderful too.

Annette Q said...

Wow, great photos Jessie! Theres nothing better than wandering about with all that nature around you, thank you for sharing :-)

Jess *^_^* said...

Thankyou Tammie and Annette :) I love a shot of nature, well lots of it really!

Jess *^_^* said...

Thankyou Tammie and Annette, it was lovely to be in nature! :)

ColeAndJosephine said...

The handstands made me smile :)