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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.

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[Video] Slow-Mo of an Eagle-Owl

So apparently I have a thing for slow-motion predators, like last week’s shark video. This one is an eagle owl coming in for a landing, and at first it’s a little slow but don’t worry, the video is playing right. I prefer it with dramatic music in the background so if you have a favorite tune, play it while you watch. Pay particular attention to the incredible use of wings and tail for steering, and the beautiful ruffling of the wing tops as she comes in for a landing. After working for years with raptors, I could literally watch this all day…and then daydream about having one of my very own. So. Awesome.

(Check out vurtrunner’s youtube channel for more freaking awesome highspeed vids!)

Vintage Owl Eye Candy

I’m not feeling very educational tonight, so I think instead I’ll just present you with some vintage owl eye candy. These sweet finds are all located on the awesome Etsy website, one of my favorite places to piddle around when I have an extra ten minutes… or four hours. (ahem)

If you’re not familiar with Etsy, it’s a great site. There are two flavors of items that people can sell on Etsy: vintage and handmade. I’m always in support of vintage and handmade because both reduce pressure on the environment (vintage by reusing and handmade by reduced fossil fuels) and put money into the hands of local craftspeople (or antiquers), rather than overseas mass-suppliers.

You can search for pretty much anything on Etsy, and you’d be surprised at what you can buy handmade rather than mass-produced. You can also create a wishlist for things you want, or to use as a holiday gift list for your loved ones. Etsy is a haven for fun nature stuff and tonight I’m feeling like vintage owls. Enjoy!

Vintage owl, from scoutHOME.

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