Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Saturday part DOS...
this is the South west side of the overlook, looking right down Whidbey Island's north west coast line. The Island is 70 miles long, so you can only see the top half, as the rest is lost in the haze. Coupeville is around the bend to the left, and you cant see that either. The Olympic Mountains are on the top right.
Off to the right is the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and it empties into the North Pacific, Vancouver Island is unseen but off to the right too.
I do have to say that I do live in God's country! I have always been in love with this part of the country.
Last night I went to bed early as I was all achy and cold. I fell right to sleep and woke up about an hour later with the most awful racket coming from the alders. It was those really cute little owlets that I kept seeing last fall...They have all grown up and now are looking for mates. Their normal call is a fairly loud "who-cooks-for-you?Who-cooks-for-you-AWE" But last night I got to hear their mating calls! whowhowhowhowhoWHAWHAWHAWHA!!!!! Getting louder as it went on. Almost sounded like monkeys in the zoo. Suddenly there were about 6-8 of them in all various stages of calling and hooting, and yelling, and waking up Sadie, and keeping me awake. I will say things are never dull living in the boonies!
I woke up at 630 this morning, and it was all gray and cold, and I was still achy so I just stayed curled up under the electric blanket and watched TV and the birds.
I anticipate an early night tonight too.