While strolling the streets of Warwick, NY with a friend a few weeks ago I happened to glance in the window of Newhard’s (one of my favorite stores). I continued walking until what I had seen registered and I backed up. There was an owl towel hanging in there. My kitchen towels are a little threadbare and I had just been thinking I needed to get some new ones.
They are hand printed silkscreens on cotton by Janet Howard-Fatta, a local artist and come in 3 colors, dark green, brown and a mustardy gold.
Now here is the question…What types of owls do you think they are?
Screeeeeeech! Crunch, crunch, crunch. (The sound of squealing brakes and gravel under the tires as we pulled off the road.)
I don’t often see owls and only twice in my life have I seen them just hanging around on the side of the road. The first time was in Utah at dusk and this time I as in the Talkeetna mountains outside of Anchorage, and as you can see, it was a miserible damp cloudy day. Up here in the woods, I have seen owls at night going about their day, or night, in this case, flying across the road, but not on poles along the road. Have you seen owls do this?
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I went birding in Brazil with Richard Raby back in March. It was a fabulous experience and Richard a great guide. Note to self–I really should write up my thoughts and list from that trip and post them. I love owls but rarely see them in the daytime. Maybe it was the warm rain on a gray day, but these guys were everywhere. Can you see the rain in the picture?
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Pretty cool video. It is hard to see the owl at first, but hang in there. The hawk is so big the owl can barely fly.