Today's Wonder of the World is...the Owl!
Flickr photo by ianmichaelthomas
Aren't owls such interesting creatures?
I've loved them ever since I met this guy.
Remember Mr. Rogers' friend X the Owl? Remember his letters from the Owl Correspondence School and his brief stint as a salesman for Cornflake S. Pecially?
I also liked A. A. Milne's fellow.
Who was it that said of him, "He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell Tuesday, even if he doesn't spell it right"?
Owls make hilarious facial expressions. They make me wonder what they're thinking.
I enjoy putting words in their mouths. Like...
Flickr photo by Dysartian
"You've got to be kidding."
Flickr photo by hawkgenes
Or maybe not.
Whatever he said, she thinks it's funny.
Flickr photo by Rick Leche
I can't tell if this guy is amused, or if he just needs coffee.
Flickr photo by bocavermelha-l.b.
Or a comb. And some hairspray.
I guess we'll never know what's going on inside their owl minds. No wonder they're thought to be so wise!
After all, as Edward Richards once wrote,
"A wise old owl sat on an oak:
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
Are you a fan of owls? Or do they freak you out?
Are there famous owls I haven't mentioned? I know you wise owls out there can come up with a few!
Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all! Owl be back tomorrow!
In the mean time, enjoy this short clip of a man and his owl. Even if you don't speak French, it's beautiful to watch!