Last night I downloaded this really cool app to my Kindle Fire. The Audobon Guide to North American Birds is a spectacular interactive app that lets you keep a record of your own bird sightings even while it’s helping you to ID birds via photos and even bird sounds!
For an awesome–an unbelievable but true!–video of a cat and an owl at play (they’ve known each other since they were one month old and each animal is now a year old), go check out this video of Fum & Gebra. It’s a reminder to us that there is no reason why we can’t all get along on this planet. If an owl and a pussycat can play together side-by-side why can’t we?
I became interested in birds because we have been watching barred owls nest and grow up in our very own backyard in North Carolina. My bf took the photos below from our deck which is about 20 feet from their favorite tree.
Owls represent wisdom and night vision and mystical clairvoyance. Native Americans believed they represented the magic of seeing behind the veil of illusion…because the owls heads seem to turn completely around, they can see in all directions, helping us to see things we may not want to see! If you’re on facebook (and who who who isn’t?) please check out The Owls Page fan site for owls and go “like” them if you are as owl crazy as I am!
I used a vintage botanical owl drawing in one of my new “Fortunate Flowers” series paintings. The original painting is 20″ x 24″ and as of this writing is still available. Prints in a variety of sizes can also be ordered. Contact me for more information.
Anything with a heart shape is a good symbol of Love & Relationship. Photography Blogger has some great owl shots but in particular I love this Barn Owl with its heart shaped face! Photo was taken by Jennifer Graevell.
Of course, no discussion of feng shui is complete without also discussing Wealth. Did you know that “owls” were coins used over 2000 years ago as money? Find out more about this fascinating story here.
I found a website that explained the ties between America’s founding father (George Washington) and the Freemasons. There is supposedly an owl on the American dollar bill.
And if you are Owl Crazy, I know you’ll LOVE the Geoffrey Warner Studio Owl Stool as much as I do. It even comes in a kit so you can finish it and assemble DIY.
The camouflaged owl photo below is by Jennie Marie Schell and is for sale in a variety of print formats. She calls it “Barred Owl Peek-a-boo”. This is the same kind of owl we have nesting in our backyard year after year.
I might have to bite the bullet and sign up for HootSuite so I can manage all my social media and post my owl photos to more sites! Who who who do you like best for social media sites? Do tell!