Aside from felines, my favourite animals are owls. Not only do they represent intelligence, but they look majestic and sometimes menacing.
(You’ll also know that I’m obsessed because many times when I shorten links for Twitter, I prefer to use ‘http://ow.ly‘!)
There are so many different species of owls, and I don’t have a favourite. They’re all amazing to me.
In this Smorgasbord Sundays post, I’m going to show you just a few of my favourite owl things that I own.
If you have some cool owl things to show me, feel free to post a photo on my Facebook wall!
P.S. You get 10 points if you actually laughed at my cheesy joke in the post’s title. 😉
“Onto the owls!” I say.
I fell in love with this little guy the second I saw him. I crossed my fingers and searched for the price tag. (It’s always a bummer when you find something you love and then the store sells it for an insane amount that you can’t afford.)
Thankfully, he was a cheap date, and I took him home after just meeting him for a few seconds. 😉
What attracted me most to him was his earthy colours. It totally goes with a lot of green and brown that I have in my home.
Also, even though on his feathers, the discolouration looks like fungus…haha, or some kind of disease, I actually like it! (Yes, I’m strange.)
I like how he doesn’t look perfect and brand new (even though he IS new to the neighbourhood, he told me as we sipped on some wine together at my place).
I told him that he should be a model, and after some persuasion, he let me photograph him from all angles!
He even looks cute from behind.
Here’s a Slatkin & Co. oil warmer I bought last year from Bath & Body Works. Haha, prior to this, I never even was interested in oil warmers because I like burning candles. But when I saw this cute owl, I had to have him.
When you put the tea light inside, the flame makes his eyes and abdomen glow!
Unfortunately, his brains were scooped out. This is where you put the few drops of fragrant oil.
The bottom is where you put the tea light.
I also got the matching mini candle holder.
I just love how short and chubby he is!
Here’s a necklace I got a few years ago. The eyes are fake crystals that catch the light. And his purple belly is rounded because he’s a great hunter and always gets good grub.
Below is the necklace that my sister-in-law got for me as part of my Christmas gift! I’ve been wearing it very often since I received it.
The head, abdomen, and tail are all joined together with rings, so it can ‘dance’.
I have another owl necklace, but I sadly misplaced it! *Gasp* Also, I have a burgundy t-shirt with a faded steampunk owl print on it. And…you may remember me showing you a framed owl picture from a previous Smorgasbord Sundays post. 🙂
Some Random Facts About Owls:
- Owls belong to the order Strigiformes
- A group of owls is called a parliament
- Owl’s eyes are fixed in their sockets, which is why they have to turn their head to change the view
- The Elf Owl is the smallest owl, weighting just 31g (1 oz.)
- Owls rely on surprise and stealth to capture their prey
- Most owls can fly silently and slower when compared to other birds
- Owls can yawn (Haha, not very interesting, but check out this funny picture. I think he’s drunk! :P)
Are you a fan of owls? On a serious note, “Who let the owls out?” 😉 Hehehe! Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone! Hope your weekend has been a blast.