Preparing an exhibition in Aabenraa4. April 2019
The island Kalvø19. Mai 2019
I heard her, long before I saw her. Her call uuhhuuu..
I loved it.
I heard it in the early morning and in the late evening.
I could not believe, it was an owl call until I saw her.
She sat on the fire near our little guest house in the garden. Down, where I sat, it was already shady because the sun was going down. but up in the fire tree still was sun. There she sat. A brown owl. I wore no glasses, but I saw her eyes looking at me. So beautiful!
The next day in the evening I went to the same place again. After weeks of listening to her call, I was so excited to see her again. And there she was.
This time I had my field glasses with me and looked through them. And she looked back.
I just could not get enough of to see her. So wonderful.
She flew away.
I think she got afraid. I had not thought of how it will look for her, when I look through my field glasses. At the back the glasses are orange.
She disappeared and did not come back!
I was so sad. I chased her off. I felt so sorry, so very sorry. That was not my goal to chase her away.
And from that day I missed that call in the morning and evening time.
Two weeks later I visited my daughter Trine. She lives near the north sea, 60 km away from my home, and she took me for a walk in a wildlife sanctuary.
It was bewitched there, as if all the spirits of nature feel home there. We came to a forest it looked like magic.
I made a prayer and asked the owl to forgive me.
And then we went into the forest.
So wonderful and wild.
Believe it or not, behind a tree I found an owl feather. A sign. I was so happy. Lateron we found two castings of an owl. So exciting.
I am thankful. And back home I want to install an owl nesting box. So if she returned, I ask her to stay.
This was my adventure with the brown owl.