SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Letter from Paris

Being the romantic Mel is, he surprised me with this great trip to Paris to celebrate our
1 yr Anniversary.
I have to say that the treats are a little strange tasting, but the sights are breath taking. How many can say that they've kissed under the Eiffel Tower?

Especially nice was the park Jardin du Luxembourg with its fountains that we dipped in the wee hrs of the night.
We had heard from the local owls that the most famous one is the Fontaine de Medicis, a romantic baroque fountain designed in 1624. The locale was perfect as it is located at the end of a small pond and a central sculpture group shows the Greek mythological figure of Polyphemus who watches the lovers Acis and Galatea.

There are also many trees in Gai Paree (I’ve picked up a little French) where Mel chose the perfect tree to carve our names in with his talons. He's such a sweetheart!

We should be home soon !
câlins et de baisers that's Hugs and Kisses for you that don't speak french!
Deet Deet,

Mel and Syd