Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Snowy Owl Adventure!!

A few weeks ago we heard rumors of Snowy Owls from the Arctic Tundra making their way to Kansas City! We decided to spend a Sunday afternoon driving around Smithville Lake where several had been spotted recently.

The weather was perfect and the scenery beautiful. After driving very slowly for a couple of hours and finding several plastic shopping bags flittering in the trees, causing us to stop and stare for awhile,we were about to call it quits. That is when we found a huge group of people with cameras mingling in one area. We decided to go check it out for our selves. And that is when we saw him sitting on the ground just nestled in some tall grass...staring at all of us,while we snapped pictures! I am sure he didn't really see what the big deal was!

It is times like this that I wish I had a good camera! See that little white speck in the grass?? Yep that is the best picture I could get. We did think to bring some binoculars thank goodness. I could of stayed for hours just watching him.

Poot's Aunt had been out the week before we went searching and snapped this amazing photo...

Aren't they beautiufl??

Since we were in the Smithville area we thought we should check out the newest winery!!

Such sweet owners and excellent wine! We will definitely be back, especially since it is so close to Poot Manor!

The sunset with breathtaking and we spotted three...yes three bald eagles on our way home. Poot was in awe!! I have decided that I am going to make him Bald Eagle patches to put on his Bald Eagle Snuggie!!! Each patch will represent where he saw each Bald Eagle. He is pretty stoked about that idea! Ha!

Days filled with adventures like this are priceless!!


chelseybell. said...

so awesome--I love seeing different animals in areas you visit all the time. what a great memory.

miss teacups. said...


ps: i just noticed that you have a VERY old button of mine on your page...with my summer skirts from a few summers ago, hehe. there's a new one on my page if you'd like to update it :) hehe