Monday, May 14, 2012
Nimue the Barred Owl
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The boys and I went to Noah's Landing yesterday. They run a great educational and rescue type zoo. Mom's got in half price, and the Wildlife Rescue Center was onsite with their raptors too. The only bad thing was that it started drizzling on the way over and dropped 10 degrees while we were there. But, the animals and staff didn't mind, and we kept right on enjoying ourselves anyway. I took a lot of bird pics, and Johnny spent a lot of time in the bounce house.
My daily is a barred owl named Nimue. I fixed a stray hair on the inside of each eye and enhanced the details and contrast and shadows just a tad. The blue background is from one of those fold-up captain's chairs.
This big and beautiful horse is named Sophie. She greeted us upon our arrival. She was a good girl today staying inside the fence even though the electricity had been turned off. She came to greet everyone, and on the way out at the end of the day we got to give her a carrot. What a sweetie!
This llama (alpaca?) was really sweet too!
Here are the birds. Always such a joy to see and photograph!
Here's a baby opossum that we thought was so cute!
A couple more pics of the boys being cute!
That's a skunk upper left and an African Fat Tail Gecko upper right.