Although I haven't been posting a lot lately (except my Focus on Life photo posts!), I have been beading a lot!
Some earrings to go with my Time to Stitch chenille stitch pendant...and a neutral piece to go with all the black and gray I've been wearing lately!
Also - I finished this UFO that I started, literally, years ago. The cab was from a giveaway I won from Lori at Out of the Flames! (And Kristen of My Bead Journey's Pop Up Pearls are always perfect for whipping up a quick pair of earrings!)
And last weekend I crossed something off my bucket list which was to see a snowy owl. Over the years I've seen photos here or there of snowy owls along the coast, along with a blurb about how rare a sighting is below Canada. So when I started reading about the snowy owl irruption I couldn't wait to go explore our beaches.
I went to Plum Island with my son last week and it was a bummer that we didn't see any. So then I started doing some investigating on Instagram (just hashtag #snowyowl and you'll see all the clues), and found there seemed to be many spotted the next day in Plum Island, and even more along the beach just north of Plum Island, at Salisbury Beach. Determined, I signed my husband and I up for a tour of the PI refuge thinking the guide would surely have the inside scoop on where the owls were being spotted. I was wrong...the guide was delightful, but he didn't know where the owls were any better than us folks on the tour. Then just as we were about to leave the refuge, one of the folks on the tour spotted this beauty perched on a tree!
I practically tackled my husband getting out of the van. He pretty cool about it.
As we left the refuge, we saw another perched on a house kind of far away. I couldn't have been more excited that I finally got to see two snowy owls!!! Then we were thinking of heading home. But I looked on my phone and saw the Salisbury was just a few miles up the road. When we were at a crossroads, and I was about to take the left to go home and there was a sign with an arrow pointing right to Salisbury, my hubs said, nah....let's just go and take a quick look.
We were not disappointed!!! Just approaching the entrance to the beach we saw this guy!
Then down the road we saw another perched on a house. We stopped the car and watched him for a while when suddenly he flew just over head of our car (so neat, he was so close!!!) onto a tree close by.
AMAZING. These creatures were just stunning.
I see a telephoto zoom lens in my future!!!!