Today was the first time in several days that I have been able to take my camera out and about. Sometimes I get so caught up in the chaos that is my life and I forget how beautiful and peaceful this same life can be for me, all it takes is a step back and open eyes.
There is something so intelligent about the piercing stare of an owl, even a baby one. These two little guys (who really aren't that little at all!) snapped their beaks loudly a couple of times but quickly calmed down when they realized that I wasn't coming any closer (I used my zoom lens for this shot). Although I couldn't see them, I have no doubt the parents were watching me the whole time, ready to attack at the slightest sign of a threat.
A storm loomed over head and the Canada geese were unusually quiet this evening as they paddled slowly across the still water. I love this time of night, when the world is just beginning to wind down and relax after a busy day.