Monthly Archives: November 2011

[Video] Lovely Owl Gets His Wee Head Scratched

I once knew a screech owl that liked to have the top of his head scritched; he would close his eyes and lean into you while you did it. I wish, oh, how I wish, that such fantastic music accompanied those moments as they do in this video. (Especially when they focus in on Mr. Grumpy Great Horned.)

I have no idea where this was taken, but the birds sure look happy and healthy, which pleases me substantially. Enjoy!

Search term hilarity.

Sometimes, the search terms recorded in finding my blog by WordPress are priceless. Do you have any good ones? Add them in the comments!

Here are a few so far.

“corn of the naturalists” Wut?  

“egg, to a naturalist” Breakfast?

“photos of small naturalist”  oh hai!

“cruisers entering lisbon” I’m almost positive I’ve never written on this topic.

“i have a fear of lake monsters” OMG!! ME TOO!!!

“hugging cacti in the snow” Sounds like a terrible idea. And unlikely.

“satanism and ikea”

“why is ikea fashionable?” If you’re asking this question, there is no help for you.

“would you feel pain getting hit by a train?”

“rattlesnake symptoms” Include inability to move limbs, heightened sensitivity to temperature, and the desire to find a warm rock.

“must nonfunctional womens wear”

“why are loners naturalists?” Excellent question.

Alaska from space

So this morning, after a leftover sweet potato-graham cracker muffin, I checked the weather and discovered it to be a coma-inducing 27 degrees outside. (I could have walked outside, I realize, but the pain and shock are easier to handle when you know what’s coming.) Anyway, I noticed a little Google maps radar thingy on the page and wondered in passing what the weather is like in Alaska. I’ve never been there or anything, I was just curious. I don’t know why. Stop asking.

At any rate, I wanted to share with you these incredibly beautiful satellite photos I discovered while scrolling all over our northernmost state. I have no idea where any of them are, as I just took a few quick screen shots. And now, regardless of the weather, the dog has made it very clear that there will be a walk on this cold November morning before I leave for WORK ON BLACK FRIDAY.

Happy Friday everyone! If you’re out shopping today… please be nice. :)

Self control.

I have nothing useful to say today. So, I leave you with this. Which made me laugh so hard I almost choked on my sandwich.

[Video] Starling Murmuration

Wow. Wildlife synchronization at its finest.