Monday, February 21, 2011

beware

of night creatures
who slip the veil
and hover o'er the day

18 comments:

Malyss said...

It really seems to be wearing a mask!!or is it me obsessed with Carnival?....

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is remarkable. In Arizona people put fake owls up on their roofs, but I am not sure what types of critters they are supposed to scare away.

Sunny said...

A message from Hogwarts, maybe?
☼ Sunny

Sharon Creech said...

We put an owl on the dock to discourage seagulls from making it their bathroom.

Sharon said...

I've seen owls used to keep the pigeons away. I don't know if it really works.

SRQ said...

Fun capture -- perfect prose to go with it.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Walmart used to sell these fake owls in the hunting department. I would only put them out if they attracted other birds. A big old horned owl or even a hoot owl would scare them away and wreck the atmosphere for the chipmunks.

Kate said...

Has that "wise old owl" been instructive to you in any way?

Amin said...

Hello!
Wonderful photo and capture!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Poor thing up there in the snow with nary a nest to keep him warm!

In Miramar, Florida, at a middle school where I taught, a vice-principal put up a bunch of fake owls on various places of the roof to keep away the pigeons.

The morning after he had done this I saw a pigeon sitting atop one of the owls!

As vice-principals go, he wasn't the sharpest pencil in the drawer!

cieldequimper said...

Oh no, there she is! I've been looking for Hedwig for ages!

Birdman said...

These always catch my eye. There used to be one in a top window in Gorham. Haunting at night, shadows and all.

Irina said...

I noticed the hook in its head. Could be lovely pendent on strong neck.
Feels so good to be back).

Steffe said...

That should scare the cat, at least for a few seconds.

Bob Crowe said...

Terrific shot. If the owl spotted the groundhog coming out of its hole winter would go on forever.

Cezar and Léia said...

I think it's all about wisdom! :)
Léia

VP said...

I'd like one of these! Maybe two...

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a dramatic photo with the owl against the background.

Darryl and Ruth : )