Sunday, February 07, 2010

Turtles and strange things.

I was sitting in the parking lot of a supermarket when I saw an owl sitting on top of the building.
It was at the end of the roof so I couldn't get a good look at it but it certainly looked like a owl.
I could even swear it was turning it's head. I took some pictures and it wasn't until I got home and zoomed in on this picture that I suspect that it's not real.
It looks like it's sitting on a block of something that just happens to be the same color. What do you think?
There was a story told, on the golf course, about how one of these little fellows helped himself to a protein bar and a honking big diamond ring, left in a golf cart, while the golfer was busy on the green. The ring was found at the edge of a pond and returned to it's owner. Just thinking about where that ring might have been, I think I would have had the whole thing re-set.
There is one spot, on the nature walk where you can just sit and watch a number of these beautiful turtles swimming around. I suspect that somebody feeds them from this spot because as soon as they see humans they start swimming over.
If you are older, this is a sight that can unnerve you. A flock of Brown Vultures swarming overhead. The birds are down here for the winter. Seems like a good idea. Old people go to Florida to winter why not the vultures?

Zeus and I stopped at B&N one night, on our way to the movies. I found a book to look at while drinking my tea and apparently I made enough noises while reading it that John bought it for me as an early Valentine's present.
It's the Visual Guide to Alice in Wonderland. I'll have much more to say about that in another post. Let's just say that Underland is NOT the Wonderland we know. This is a new story. A good story. I'll bring you up to date as we get closer to the March 5th opening.


  1. Loved your posted pics. There are many buildings in our area with owls on top. They are to scare away the pidgeons.
    The tale of the squirrel was funny. MY cat once ate a ncecklase of mine. A fine gold chain. Yes, I got it back and it went straight to the jewelers who graciously agreed to clean and detangle it. Kitty was fine and I had my necklace back. (I learned never to leave shiny things out in the open.)

  2. Tess, well they sure fooled me with that owl. I was sitting in the car thinking, don't these people see that beautiful bird up there? lolol :)Bea

  3. Anonymous11:54 AM

    I've seen the fake owls here too, but they do look so real! Not sure about the jewelry eating critter,is it a squirrel? It's feet have me wondering. We also have huge turkey vultures that flock overhead when they know prey (perhaps roadkill) is available below. They are here year-round, apparently very hardy.
    A good day to do some sewing/beading/crafting in south Jersey! The snow is starting to melt a little, but there's still a lot of our 2+ feet out there. Off I go...happy Sunday to all.

  4. Vultures soar around here also all the time, scoping out the area, or just having fun!!! The plastic owl is like one my mother had to scare birds away from the garden - didn't work!!! :>)

  5. Once I stayed in a B&B that had a pond out front with beautiful ducks in it. I thought the ducks were real so I was taking lots of pictures... then I realized they were not real. I quit taking pictures. :(

  6. I have a plastic snake on my garden fence. It fools a lot of people. lol :)Bea

  7. Gee, Yvonne, the little plastic raincoats didn't give it away? lololsnort :)Bea