It’s five in the morning. I’ve been awake for an hour. I sometimes awaken early, too early…a full bladder or my arthritic body forcing me out of bed. I wish it wasn’t so, but this morning’s awakening is different. My heart is glad and the sounds from outside have put a smile on my face.
Two barred owls have been serenading me for the past hour. “Who-ha-ha-whoooooo!” They are close, very close. Close enough to wake me up. Walking out to my backyard I have pinpointed the pecan tree outside of my back door and a close by black walnut they have perched in. They are not the least bit concerned that I have crashed their party. It is still too dark to see them but the pink showing above the hillside tells me the sun will once again rise in the east.
I wonder if it is a mating…
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