Three weeks ago, the City of Austin cleared out some of the dead trees and underbrush directly behind the house. That also cleared out a substantial area surrounding the two giant live oaks behind us and created a perfect space to hang the owl house.
I’ve had this owl house for five-or-six years, but apparently didn’t have the right conditions in the yard proper to entice any residents. So I installed it in the newly cleared area.
Low and behold, we have an owl! This is the best picture I can manage since it won’t let me get too close. Maybe after some trust is gained, I can capture something less grainy.
Owl House and Occupant – March 2016
I haven’t posted in a while; it’s been a tough time. In January, we lost our Gus. I think I’m still in shock. Between five vets and three animal hospitals, we’re still not sure what happened. He developed an exceptionally rare autoimmune reaction to something – maybe his vaccinations – and he just slipped away.
Gus – December 2015
I had two trips to Washington in January and February. The first one was the day after ‘snowpocalype,’ so I was stuck at the hotel most of the time. The weather was much improved for my second trip in February.
The White House – February 2016
Lincoln Memorial – February 2016
Sculpture on the National Mall
A Bronze Coat – the National Mall – February 2016
Jan de Bray – Portrait of the Artist’s Parents Salomon de Bray and Anna Westerbaen, 1664 – The National Gallery