I don´t know about you but I just love owls!
They are beautiful, very smart, perfect hunters and like me, squint in the daylight. 😉
In the modern West they´re usually associated with wisdom, a link that goes back at least as far as to Ancient Greece where the goddess Athena had the owl as one of her major symbols.
In modern Japan, owls are regarded as lucky and are carried in the form of a talisman or charm. (I often wear a couple of lovely owl earrings by the way. 😉 )
In some African cultures on the other hand, owls are viewed as harbingers of bad luck, ill health or even death.
My water color painting shows you a Cuban Pygmy Owl, which is a very tiny owl species (their average length is about the size of a human hand) that is endemic to Cuba and that often breeds in holes formerly used by woodpeckers.
Do you like owls or not? And why? And what else do you know about them? Please feel free to share as many tidbits as you like! 🙂
P.S. Since Tuesday I´m suffering from trouble with my internet provider but hope this will be solved soon. Which is why it might take a bit to catch up with all your lovely blogs since I never know when or for how long my connection will be stable!