Barred Owl

Earlier this week, as I was out walking shortly before sunset, I came upon this Barred Owl.  It was sitting on the long arm of an oak tree that was stretching across our country road.  Though I sometimes hear the hooting of a Barred Owl in the distance, this is the first time I had come across one up close.

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”  ~Benjamin Franklin