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Life in the Holler: The owl, in two different moods

But in both he shows just how beautiful and full of mystery he is. - SHAMARIE CLAIBORNE
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By Shamarie Claiborne

There are a million tales about owls. They have been around longer than most folks realize. Their pictures have even been found in cave art. Some folks think they are good luck some think they are bad luck. But for me they are almost majestic. I hear them frequently at all times of the day but to see one and even catch a shot of one . . . I have done that only one other time in all my years in the holler. It truly must be my lucky day. Glad I bought lottery ticket.

Anyway I got two different shots of this fellow. Each has it's own mood. The first one he is looking back at me hiding in the shadows just out of the reach of the sunlight. Hidden just enough to blend in. Reminds me of a shape shifter - like if I blink he will be gone. While in the other one he is sitting on a post with his head down so still he almost looks store bought. But in both he shows just how beautiful and full of mystery he is. I hear him and his girl talking during the late afternoon sometimes. I imagine they are making plans for the evening. So truly blessed to live one door down from this wonderful creature and his lady friend. - Shamarie Claiborne



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Life in the Holler: The Owl Again I



2014-08-19 - The Holler, Old Clearsprings Road, Ozark, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
I got two different shots of this fellow. Each has it's own mood. The first one he is looking back at me hiding in the shadows just out of the reach of the sunlight. Hidden just enough to blend in. Reminds me of a shape shifter - like if I blink he will be gone. - Shamarie Claiborne

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Life in the Holler: The Owl Again - II



2014-08-19 - The Holler, Old Clearsprings Road, Ozark, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
The owl . . . is sitting on a post
with his head down, so still he almost looks store bought. . . he shows just how beautiful and full of mystery he is. - Shamarie Claiborne

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