If you use a GPS, it has probably led you astray more than a few times. Our GPS in particular is not an exception! From old gravel roads in the middle of nowhere, to icy mountain roads, our GPS always seems to take us the “scenic” route. Here is a small collaboration of photos that we have gotten as a result of our GPS getting us, well, lost!
This picture was taken somewhere in the snowy mountains of Washington, along the Oregon border. While our GPS assured us that we were on a “highway” the four foot drifts of snow on either side of the road, three inches of ice on the gravel road, and no sign of apparent life lead us to believe otherwise.
Captured here is the Maryhill Museum in Washington. We stumbled across this beauty after a little “sightseeing”/ ignoring the demands of the GPS. Ignoring the demands to “Make a legal U Turn”, seemed to confuse our little navigational friend, and ended up taking us past this historical Museum! As the building was unfortunately closed when we arrived, we will undoubtedly visit again in the future.
A few days ago upon sitting outside and enjoying the cool morning air, the quiet tranquil air was all but shredded when the screams of a cast of hawks split across the sky. Our new visitors seemed determined to make an entrance as they tore around picking on the neighborhood squirrel, fighting midair and even ripping branches off the trees. One particularly large branch nearly landed atop the neighbor's cat!
Their reign of terror lasted only mere minutes, but one particular hawk decided to stay and seemed to try to converse with us. Perhaps he was apologizing for nearly squishing the neighbor's cat?
Earlier this week I traveled up to the Blue Mountains to try and capture a great photo of an owl. I knew an area where I could find at least one. One would have been great, but there were 15 owls in this area! I stayed in the area about two hours for the owls to get used to me and not be afraid. Before I knew it, there were a few owls that would land near me and walk closer. That was an amazing experience! Then I put my arm out to let them know I was harmless, all of a sudden, a medium sized owl came out of nowhere and landed on my arm! This was the most amazing moment and I will never forget it. I wished there was someone else with me to take a picture of me with an owl on my arm. Below are some of the photos I captured. I have included an extra photo of a barn owl. This photo I captured yesterday when I traveled to a nearby town.
Fact:The Barn Owl lives all over the world. There are some interesting names they are known for, such as Silver Owl, Delicate Owl, Church Owl, and what do you think of this one, Monkey-faced Owl!
More photos below can be seen Here.
Tip of the Week: When photographing animals such as owls the best time to see them is right before dark, so in my area I see them at 8 o'clock at night. Remember to think about when they sleep and when they're awake. So about one hour before dark all the owls and some other animals start waking up to search for their meal. Good Luck Photographing!
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