in the far pasture I found owl feathers scatted all around the base of a tree. my intuition tells me a local rancher shot it down. there really aren't any other owl predators (especially a great horned.)
around here the ranchers shoot coyotes and rattlesnakes for fun; what would keep them from shooting an owl sitting in a tree.
I never found the body.
perhaps a coyote came and got an easy meal.
here is a random shot of our outdoor warming circle. great for cooking on and toasting marshmallows. also, sipping tea on a cold night.
the wolf and the coyote at Apache Creek
i saw this boulder today and decided i'd like to get to know it better.
the granite around here is pretty wise and proud.
imagine what they have seen!
and finally, a recent antler project.
see the story here.