Notes from the Waxhaws

See her how she flies

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The moon is nearly full this evening…rising above the trees into the indigo blue sky…with a faint glow of the sun, already set below the horizon. Just the sound of tree frogs calling and answering from different directions, with a chorus of  crickets in the background. I’ve detected a slight change in the air the last few days…the daytime temperature ‘moderating’ into the low 90’s…and at night ever so slowly creeping back down into the 60’s. There’s even a somewhat cool, though still humid, breeze blowing after some thunderstorms moved through the area.

When I took the dogs out this morning in the darkness, I heard a screech owl calling nearby, sounding like some kind of ghost-like horse with its spectral, descending whinnying. This was the first one I’ve heard since we’ve been here. I hope it stays in the area. I occasionally hear a barred owl hooting off in the distance during the night, especially during cold winter nights when not much else is stirring.  I’m highly anticipating the cooler weather that comes in the Fall. It was our favorite season…

But tonight…it’s just the golden moon slowly…and silently… sailing across the sky…

Written by Jim

August 11, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Posted in Country Living, Music, Musings, Nature

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  1. Well if anyone can get the tears flowing….it’s Judy Collins – beautiful. The owls….gave me chills, as you may know, very special to me. You write so well, Jim.


    August 17, 2011 at 12:58 am

  2. Thanks Patti :) I love listening to them on quiet nights…voices calling out of the silent darkness.


    August 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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