Owls are one of my totem animals. They also have a skill for silently observing the bigger picture from above. They are keen watchers and take it all in with those large eyes. They move quietly but quickly and have a deceivng strength. One should not underestimate the owl!
I love owls, too. I feel that same attraction to a Mystery that FITMOMA2 mentions. There are only a few animals which fit into that category for me - not all 'real' ones. Owls are definitely in that genre. It seems as if these Mystery creatures stand between worlds somehow. It brings to mind the Native American concept of totem spirits.
Beautiful pictures. Thanks for posting! 2779 days ago
Kenwanne2013, I believe it goes back as far as Ancient Greece, where the owl was the symbol of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. But in some cultures owls are associated with death. No wonder: At my house, when a Great Horned Owl shows up, I block the cat door and don't let the cats outside!
So Natalie, what does this mean? Are you feeling wise today, or like plucking something off the ground? 2802 days ago
Great pictures. I'm familiar with the association between owls and wisdom, but have often wondered where it came from. My earliest recollection is of reading stories where the owl was the one the others went to for advice. 2802 days ago
I may not have an affinty, per say, but I admire and respect the owl in a way I don't every other species. My mother on the other hand, has collected owls for years. She gave me this 3 foot tall owl that is standing on books, has a graduation cap on, and is holding a diploma. He has a stern look in his eye. I have named him Oscar. He sits in my office and glares at students (I'm a college educational advisor) as if to say, "if you don't work hard, you won't get this diploma!" Thank you for sharing your affinity. I'm trying to think of what my affinity is now... 2802 days ago
My first real encounter with owls was when my 6th grade teacher Mr. McDonough came back from the woods in the Sierras and from these big boxes we were able to see the diet patterns of these great birds. In the minds of a 6th grader it looked prehistoric.
Hope that your are feeling better and are getting over the flu. 2808 days ago
The mosaic owls are really cool! Here are some owls that live close to me. (I also have some in my barn but have never gotten a picture). http://eraptors.org/re sidentraptors.htm#Owls 2808 days ago
I always thought owls are a mysteries animal, I've always been drawn to them, my aunt is a big owl collector I can always remember seeing all of her owls when I would go visit her when I was younger. They are indeed a wise animal.Thanks for sharing. 2808 days ago
That's strange... I've been cutting out pictures of owls lately and using them in my collages. I am so drawn to them these days. Maybe I'm hoping I'll get wiser by just admiring them! 2808 days ago