I can’t think of a better way to break my no-site-updates streak than to feature photos of beautiful women. Even better when one of them is my wife. These photos are from the 2011 Glamour Reel Moments premier.
For those not familiar with this event: “Glamour Reel Moments brings Hollywood’s leading female talent to take a turn behind the camera, directing a short film inspired by real-life story submissions from Glamour readers.” Three stories were made into films and all three writers were treated to the red carpet treatment at the premier in Hollywood this past Monday night (Oct 23).
I think of the book “Owls in the Family” often these days, which is pretty amazing considering my only exposure to it is a teacher reading it to the class when I was in elementary school. The reason is the family of barn owls residing in the owl box in our back yard. The box is visible in this photo.
There are two adult owls living in the box, and what sounds like at least a couple owlets. We have been hearing the owlets begging for a some weeks now, and can even occasionally see one in the box through binoculars. We haven’t been able to tell how many hatched, but it sure sounds like more than one. It’s quite a racket. (For a sample, look for the “chicks begging” link on the Barn Owl page from OwlPages.com.)
At some point during this last night the owlets were pushed out of box. It’s hard to say why, because they are definitely not old enough to venture out on their own yet. I was quite heartbroken when I found one on the ground this morning, dying before my eyes. I couldn’t see any activity in the box. Hoping any siblings were still up there resting comfortably, I figured I would find out when night fell.
It is not unusual to feel the occasional quake where we live just north east of San Diego. Usually the epicenter is far to the east, near or in the desert. In fact there are small quakes all over California and Nevada all the time. So when I heard the rumble and felt a little shudder about an hour ago, I was quite surprised to find out how close to home this one was.
Red indicates an event in the last hour. This one was a magnatude 2.8 event — pretty mild. I would have slept through it had I been asleep.