Owls are very popular in the arts & crafts world—similar to toadstools, squirrels and acorns, deer, flora & fauna—things that bloom and come to life deep in the forest, that bring whimsy to reality. Crafters love to draw them, sculpt them and even knit them.
I too love owls; they are the ones I admire even though they are birds of prey.
My Nana collected owl figurines—I got a couple when she passed away. She must of had a similar fascination with them.
After reading Wesley the Owl about a year ago, I developed a different appreciation for this dark creature. I would recommend the book to anyone—it's an easy read that relates to every pet owner that has a true bond to their fuzzy, feathery or scaly friend. Wesley was a unique owl.
Tonight I came across a live webcam of a barn owl nest. I have been watching it, while blogging, and already the mommy owl's mate has dropped off a rat for supper. It is really a treat to get an inside look at what goes on in an owl house! Definitely a site to bookmark.
I remember recently reading about a guy who rescued an owl off the road on his way to work. He took a few pictures of the wide-eyed creature as he transported it to safety in a cardboard box. What an incredible species.