Fishing/Foraging/Hunting/ Prairie Homesteading

The Great Grey Owl

Great Grey OwlNot a large post tonight, just a picture to share. This picture has me feeling so many different things on so many different levels.

The sour gas warning signs. (Oh, could it be more stereotype Alberta oil country, or what?) Makes me cringe to even post something SO stereotypical.

The gorgeous owl himself, what a delight it was to see him so close by! He just gazed at us while I snapped pictures.

The sad incongruity of this beautiful creature sitting on a multitude of gas warning signs.


Meaning? Profound? Just a Great Grey Owl on a sign?

You be the judge.





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    July 9, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    That is a great photo. I’d send it to National Geographic. It’s not stellar in depth of field and whatnot (I mean, not like professionals) but the composition is excellent. I think it says a lot about us imposing on nature.

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    Angie Big Bears Wife
    July 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Even with the signs, this is a lovely photo of the owl! 

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    Rambling Tart
    July 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    It is sad to see those signs, but it also makes me happy to know that in spite of them, this chap is thriving. 🙂

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      July 9, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      @Rambling Tart We see them all the time where we fish… this was the closest every though! So beautiful.

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