[Tweeters] A bit of owl magic

Rob Sandelin floriferous at msn.com
Thu Sep 27 22:35:55 PDT 2007

For the past month I have been working on building a writers tree house in
the woods where I can go to write, surrounded by nature. I finished it
today, moved my journal there and did a bit of sitting and writing. As I
descended the ladder a Barred Owl flew up into a nearby cedar and did a few
rounds of who cooks for you, which I took to be an affirmation and blessing
for my new little writers space. As I walked through the woods the owl
followed me, sometimes perching just ahead of me, quite low.  I love the way
they move their head around and around in a circular motion.  I sat on a
bench and the owl perched Companionably nearby and preened.  I wondered if
it was the owl of a couple  years ago which my kids named George and who
hung around and engaged in many interesting encounters.  As I got up to head
back, the owl flew off in the opposite direction and I went into town for an
evening event. As I returned home tonight and got out of the car, there was
the owl, perched nearby, as if it was waiting for me.  Its outside right
now, calling randomly.
Welcome home.
Rob Sandelin
Naturalist, Writer
Snohomish County, WA
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