Coincidentally, all of the items above happened to come into my life within a month’s span. And now in result, I must admit, I’m a little smitten with owls. While hiking the Taconic Crest trail last week, we heard multiple owls and one even flew across the trail when I approached. He was too quiet and too fast for me to get a good glimpse before he disappeared back into the woods.
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As mentioned in a previous post, I met Adelia at a collage night and looked up her online Etsy shop, only to fall in love with this necklace. It is a mini glass vial filled with bones found on her property. Now how you may wonder does she find these teeny tiny bones? Well, owl pellets of course. And just in case you don’t remember from elementary school what owl pellets are, they are the regurgitated remains of what owls can’t digest. Cool, huh?! She collects them, cleans them up and paints some of them gold before putting them into the vials. My sister thinks this item is quite morbid and un-vegan of me, but I think it’s pretty special and part of nature’s life cycle.
A close friend of mine highly recommended this book, so I bumped it up to the top of my library list. It was wonderful! I learned so many little facts about owls and fell in love with Wesley and his little characteristics; and even balled my eyes out at the ending. I was thankful the beau wasn’t around- I may have been a hot mess for about three minutes. This book was an easy read- only took me two days, even with my “busy” schedule. I would recommend this to everyone, especially those taking a mini vacation in the woods. I can also recommend the library- you know, that place that let’s you read any book for free. I only mention this because I’m shocked by how many of my friends don’t utilize this wonderful resource.
Now this t-shirt was inspired by a story on NPR that Ben had heard a couple months back (here is something similar). The tee has a couple of interesting facts, supporting why owls have super senses- all of which I learned in the book mentioned above. The tee is a super cozy tri-blend and is now my go-to shirt when we are vending. Found at Troy Cloth & Paper of course.
Do you know much about owls? Have you ever seen one? Did you know they sell owl pellets to the general public? Hello stocking stuffer!