Friday, August 5, 2011

Hootenanny!


The Brit has had this 'surprise' up his sleeve for what feels like forever... but 'the conditions had to be just right'. He'd every now and then ask me how I feel about wearing a wet suit or if I've ever traveled in the water at 60 miles an hour?! I couldn't figure out for the life of me what kind of situation he was going to get me in.. all I know is last weekend it was 'go time', so I packed my bikini and said a little prayer and off we went on a drive an hour out of town... me sitting there with sweaty palms as the Brit drilled me with questions... "how do I feel about bungee chords' and 'what about heights'... still no clue as to where we were going. Turns out minor panic attacks aside, my Brit really is the most thoughtful guy. My surprise was a trip to the West Sussex Falconry where I could fully indulge my obsession with owls {I think they're my spirit guides... I know, I'm a weirdo}.... and indulge I did. The place is run by a lovely lady named Sally Buckland who rescues and raises owls and falcons. She has tremendous knowledge and respect for these creatures. My absolute favourite was a little barn owl named Crystal.... such an affectionate and sweet bird. Watching her fly around was well... one of the coolest things I've ever seen. {Thanks Love}

 xo Ashi

15 comments:

efromwonderland said...

so amazing:)! i love owls! they had them at the night premiere of Harry Potter and ive been smitten ever since! haha :) lovely pictures!

Mallory said...

awesome! Such a thoughtful idea!

Ana Degenaar said...

How stunning!

Fi Figueroa said...

wow! That's the opp of a lifetime! I love owls, but I think I would be scared to even be near em' haha [have a slight bird phobia] but, dude! you look so calm! <3

Miss our chats!

xo

punkychewster said...

i love barn owls! they're so pretty and peaceful looking!

S and O said...

Aw that sounds like a really sweet surprise :)
Beautiful pictures!
xoxo
Olivia

Michelle's Style File said...

That barn owl is beautiful!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

AMAZING!!! Ashi these photos are so stunning. You look beautiful darling. I am putting this on my bucket list. Tell the Brit he is really sweet and thoughtful. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

The Attic People said...

Thats sweet of the brit! Striking photos...Owls are amazing creatures. Yes we we let you know if were in Brighton same for you's with London :)

Kel said...

Owls are such hauntingly beautiful creatures. There's just something about them that so unique. These are some strikingly beautiful pictures that does justice to them!


Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

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Lynn {hearted girl} said...

okay sweetie, i'm not sure what the count is now for how many dreams of mine you're living out but this sure is going into that pot immediately! WOW and then some over this day. so special for you to have had this experience, especially knowing what it meant to you. your Brit has tricked it out this time, incredz!!!!!!!

ever since i saw "the Falcon and the Snowman" i've wanted to do something like this, you're tremendously blessed to have this added to the arsenal of "Ashi was here"'s!!! xoox ♥

taylor said...

great pictures and what a great idea! i love owls as well!

Raquel said...

Aww look at that nice picture of you with Hedwig! How nice :)

genevieve said...

This is such a sweet idea, and these pictures are beautiful (kinda like all the pictures on your blog!). That owl in the first shot has to be the sweetest thing ever. Is it weird that I really just want to pet an owl? They look so soft and cuddly! Yes, cue the inappropriate-reaction-to-birds-of-prey-moment.

Shelia Day said...

Oh, this is my dream! My family keeps talking about this falconry near Yorkshire. Next time...we are so going!

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