Monday, October 11, 2010

AND, we have . . . more owls

My new Trickster's Realm column is now up at Tim Binnall's BoA, and it's about owls. As I commented in the previous post, I wrote this a week or so ago; in the meantime, today I had two owl moments:

On co-worker's desk: book, with title: "An Owl in the Family."

Later, with another co-worker looking through a box full of curriculum, the set had on the covers: owls.


Mike Clelland! said...

Oh those pesky owls.

Some links:

Mike Clelland! said...

there's MORE:

I just got home from a bike ride, there is a bike path near my house that goes right into the center of my small town. On the bike path I saw my old girlfriend from a decade ago. She was on the path with her three kids. He little son had cold hands and she pulled out a pair of gloves for him - and at the same time we both realized that I had given her those gloves a decade ago!

We talked about all the animals we had seen recently (moose, badgers, foxes) and I said I had seen a LOT of owls. Less than 2 minutes later I saw an owl fly ACROOS OUR PATH and land on a low branch in a tree just a little ways in front of us. I got two of the kids who didn't see it, and we walked up until we were right up close. It was a really beautiful experience.

It was a Barred Owl, less than 18" tall, and it looked at us for about a minute, and then flew off. It had those iconic "cat" tufts that look like ears, and bright yellow eyes. This was an unusual sighting in the daylight.

Also - I mention my old girlfriend and her daughter (who was right up close to the owl this afternoon) in this blog posting:

How's that!