I am so glad I can't dictate in my sleep and publish these "what was I thinking" blog posts. When I woke up I found myself wondering what I thought was so interesting about owls! What was I even going to say?
But anyway, like I was saying about owls, what is up with them!?
I saw an owl in real life once, in the wild, and it was a complete shocker. Have you ever stumbled upon an owl, unexpectedly? They are weird looking. The one I saw looked like this, only taller:
I gasped when I saw it, then I slowly backed away. I did not like the looks of it. It was MUCH bigger than I would have expected it to be. In my memory it was about three feet tall, though that can't be right. I don't know why it scared me so much sitting there on that branch. It just wasn't what I expected. Maybe because it wasn't one of the four owls I'm used to. Namely:
1. The hipster owl. I don't know why, but hipsters or wanna-be hipsters are obsessed with owls. Maybe because owls are too cool for school.
2. The wise owl. The owl I saw was not wearing glasses or a graduation cap. It wasn't natural.
3. The craft owls. Pinterest is full of owl tutorials. I'm on board with these. 100%.
4. The owl who's constantly showing off how he or she can turn their heads all the way around. The owl I saw was stationary. We ALL know owls are insanely braggy about their necks.
Up until that night when I saw the owl in the wild, I only knew about these four categories. I never expected to see one sitting in a tree, just staring at me.
Have you ever seen an owl in the wild? Did it freak you out?