A sketch in my diary that owes its existence to a photograph by ToutParMoi. Why this particular owl visited this particular writer, is something that confuses me. She’s a cat lady and I am sure the cats don’t let the mice play – so if there aren’t any mice around, what brought this owl to her house? Imminent good luck, I suppose, because sighting an owl is supposed to bring luck.
I love owls. I have a feeling they don’t give a damn. Look at them. Does it look like they care whether or not a caricaturist thinks that they are absolutely stunning?
Mythologically, Owl relates to femininity and wisdom. In Greek mythology, it appears as the companion of Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom; in Roman, as the companion of Minerva. In Hindu mythology, it appears as Laxmi’s vehicle, thus, becoming the harbinger of wealth and luck.
Do visit the enchanting blog and medieval world of Denise Keay’s erudite cats.
That’s a beautiful drawing of the little owl, Shafali – but I can’t take the credit for the original photo! I shared it from a Wellington news Facebook feed I follow. I often hear these owls on the hill behind my house, but I’ve never seen one there. The photo is by Tony Stoddard, a gifted photographer of the wildlife around his place.