One of the most exciting things I have ever seen was a great horned owl in the woods while out on an Autumn drive. We stopped the car, got out and watched until several minutes later he flew away silently through the trees. I will never forget it.
Owl plates by yvonneellen on Etsy, $54.00. YUM! these plates/teacups are so bizarre and fun. I'd be the happiest girl alive if I got something like this for a housewarming or wedding gift.