Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Flew Over the Owl's Nest

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
--Emily Dickinson

Yesterday, I took my first graders on a field trip to Birds of Prey center. If you're ever in the Orlando area and love nature, you must must MUST visit! Here, they nurture injured birds until they are back in shape to fly free or, if they cannot be healed, care for them until death. Absolutely fascinating and such beautiful creatures. Hawks, falcons, kestrels, and owls have always fascinated me--I still dream of being a falconer, but it's an expensive hobby, and money I do not have . . . or space . . . or a bird, for that matter. Sort of a vital piece of the puzzle, don't you think?

So, on this field trip, I've found my new personal favorite creature.
Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce, the screech owl:
. Yes, I think I need one . . . not want, but need.

Chris says I need multiple owl minions, and I should carry them all on my shoulders. Like this:

I feel a new obsession coming on.

On an unrelated note, as I sit here sipping my new favorite drink, I must add that I love vanilla almond milk.Chris likes it not so much, but I think it's a perfect treat.
And so are screech owls ^_^


  1. Lady, I am all about the owl stuff!

    I was at a vintage shop a couple of weeks ago and was astonished by how vogue they were in the 70s. I just about died.

    The eyes are basically the best.

  2. I am so jealous!!!!! My favorite owls are the snowy owl and the barn owl. the barn owl is so unique and kinda creepy looking at times. But i love them;)


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