Owl Magic, Sea Birds and Sea-Stars

A beautiful Great Barred Owl.

A beautiful Great Barred Owl.

Grey on Grey shades of the day.

Grey on Grey shades of the day.

It was/is a grey day.  A Wet-Coast Winter’s day, grey, a little dreary, with dim lighting and just a little nippy!

But the walk at Neck Point this morning was more that a little magical.

It all started with the Owl – a Great Barred Owl – dozing on a branch right beside the trail.  At first I thought it was just an extension of the branch, another limb – short and broken off perhaps and then I realized just what I was looking at – the back of an Owl.

I got very close!


Turkey Tail Rose

Turkey Tail Rose

I spent about 10 minutes staring at, talking to, and taking pictures of this beautiful creature.  Owls are truly wise creatures.  This owl was sleeping slowly opening and closing it’s eye’s, very dark eyes – with fluffy eyelids – very pretty!  No panic,  just watched me as I watched it.

The owl set the theme for the walk.  I saw turkey tail roses, a Great Grey Heron perched high up in a tree across Sunset Bay and a new sea-bird (new to me).

A whole flock of Surfbirds (Or they could be Black Turnstones) rose in flight as I watched.  They shifted, as a whole, from one rocky perch to another!  An Amazing Aerial Performance.

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Grey rocks upon grey seas in front of grey skies.

Grey rocks upon grey seas in front of grey skies.



Grey days can create some amazing images.  Trees are stark against the skies and grey rocks drift across grey seas and into grey skies.  I like these kind of images.  They are home and a wonderful back drop to the colours that do shine out from the small vignettes created by the world around us.

Like the ducks we saw as we walked back to the car, a pair of Mallards drifting across the pond – perfect.

Or a backdrop to the many coloured yarns that I create with every day.  Rainbows and all the shades of nature in my hands.

Yesterday morning I finished the Sea-Star Hat – version 1 anyway!  I think it needs a little work – so version 2 should be along shortly!

Happy Day – I hope that you find some magic.


Through the Branches and across the Strait

Through the Branches and across the Strait


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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4 Responses to Owl Magic, Sea Birds and Sea-Stars

  1. Ria says:

    How special that the owl allowed you to be that close and to be able to take all those photos!

  2. Grace says:

    I can’t decide which I like better, the owl or the seastar hat. Both fabulous!

  3. knotrune says:

    I love that Sea-Star hat! I just learnt to knit in the round so I will want to make that as soon as it is available 🙂

    • So glad that you like the sea star hat – it will get a little tweaking before publishing – there most likely will be two options. I will update when available – not until march most likely!
      Thanks for the interest!

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