Sunday, September 11, 2005

White Owl Island

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When I finally reach Duwamish I will make sure to come and visit Owl Island, which from memory is quite close to the Isle of Ancestors. My recollection of it is that it is like Iona, off the coast of Scotland. Very beautiful. Iona is not inhabited by Owls but White Owl Island has a colony of birds. This is just one of them, with one of the ravens from our rookery.


At 6:42 AM, Blogger Fran said...

O Heather what a beautiful bird--and all morning I was trying to do justice to my portrait of that majestic bird. I wish you could have been with me long ago when I was, indeed, closer to the ancestors. The children found a nest of baby snowies in the wood behind my school and came to show me. Four tiny fluffy snowy little ones. The mother must have been watching but did not interfere nor did my kids. One of the most magical moments in a long life. Your drawings are such a joy.

Today, struggling to walk, I came on six ravens flying in a sort of low formation, soundless. Wish I could send them to you, perhaps they were going your direction over land and sea.
bless you and yours. Fran

At 10:27 PM, Blogger le Enchanteur said...

Thank you so much Fran. I have an inclination to draw a few owls. I have always been fascinated by them and would have loved to have seen the four fluffy snowy little ones.

As for the ravens I do believe they fly my way bringing messages of love. I see them wherever I go.

At 1:23 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

I have to add something here, a love of owls and a noticing of a proliferation of ravens. They were calling this morning and I had two on my fence close to me last week. They are beautiful. The pictures you are both doing are wonderful. You might also like this link to look at, from a BBC show I saw on Barn Owls in Devon, which was wonderful: - though the owls aren't nesting just now, it's worth saving this link to take a look later. There are a lot of other wildlife cams to look at. It's amazing what curiosities you see at times!!!!

At 4:32 AM, Blogger Fran said...

As the Secretary is absent this is a message from the Great White Owl: I am glad you have found the reference to my distant cousins. Our family is very diverse and I would not trade my fine and ancient tree for a mere barn. But there it is, every owl to his own taste. I will share your reference with my consort and the coming family. Yours, Owl

At 5:05 AM, Blogger Heather Blakey said...

Now you are translating Owl Fran. Multi-lingual? Whatever next? And a magic slate as well. I am becoming jealous.

At 5:38 AM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Glad you liked it, White Owl.


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