Commencement Owl

owl-001Three years ago I cleared out a lot of scrub that had grown up between the bottom of the garden and our gravel road. I left a young spruce trunk about 5′ high with the thought that eventually I’d put a bird house there or something. A few days later someone left this owl and since then neighbors and mysterious strangers have dressed it up in any way you can imagine. The owl has had ski goggles and a hat/scarf combo, Halloween costumes, yellow silk bunny ears, flag bunting and flower garlands. Last Christmas someone put a beautiful wreath around its neck, decorated with scallop shells. Tomorrow afternoon the Boy graduates from high school and someone has commemorated the occasion with an owl-scaled mortar board. This is a cool neighborhood.

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