My transition from cluttered to simple living.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Things that go bump...

From goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us!

No pictures today, folks, but use your imagination... 

I arrived in my driveway at 11:30 last night.  Hubs is away, and the only ones at home are the dogs...  My dogs are pussycats.  They would lick a stranger to death, especially if he arrived with cookie in hand.

As I turned off my vehicle, and opened the door, I heard a sound much like  "WOM WOM WOM WOM WOM" beside my car.  It was loud folks. The closest thing I can compare it to, is a large helicopter on take-off.  I was tempted to close the door and spend the night in the car, but I knew my pups were waiting to go to the I mustered what courage I own, and bolted for the door.  (Have you ever seen a 60 year old, out of shape person bolt?)

My dogs bolted out too...anxious to do their thing...and then I realized what I had heard.  From the treetop came a "Hoot  Hoot!"  I could not see her, but it was an owl that I had disturbed when I pulled into my driveway...and lest she take her upset out on my littlest dog, I rounded both up quickly, and headed indoors. 

I wish I had been able to see her.  I wish it had been daylight so that I could have captured her image.  I wish I wasn't such a chicken....  It's kind of tough on a gal, and I am reminded of a quote that is hung on the wall beside my bed...

But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue

Truly... I am only distressed by this missed opportunity last night.  I would have loved to have seen this majestic creature.  Hopefully there will be a next time.

1 comment:

  1. The owl was probably flapping it's wings when you heard the strange noise above your head. It would have been nice for you to get a photo but at night it would be a challenge.