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An Owl Picture. Sorta

I saw this owl while on my way to the convenience store. It flew into a tree, and I could see its squat little shape up in the branches. It was a little after dark, so I turned on the flash on the phone. But all you can see is the reflection of one eye. I think I blinded the poor thing. owl

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Austin Cicada Pictures

So there I was, walking through the back yard to the garage, and there’s this ear-splitting screech right at ear level. Normally the cicadas are high in the trees, filling Austin with that noise that sounds like heat feels, but this one was on a low-hanging branch. Even so, I never would have found it if it hadn’t rustled its wings from time to time, making a dry paper crumpling sound. I tried to video it with the phone, to see if I could catch it buzzing, but it saw me and backed up behind a branch instead. Oh well.
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