Monday, June 11, 2012

Of Hoot Owls and Hoot Hats


You may remember that I recently made this Hoot Hat for Little Roo's first birthday.


Well, today I was working away in my office when I get the feeling there are eyes on me... coming through the window.  And, their backs are turned in this photo, but if you'll look closely...


These are the piercing little eyes I saw gazing in at me!  I was so excited!!  I called the Little Men to facetime... I'm sure I never got a good shot for them to see, but it was fun! 


Then, I went outside... this one even winked at me!!  They were so calm... so beautiful.  Help me out all my bird friends... please, tell us about these cuties!  What a wonder-ful treat today!


Somehow, I think this is a parent... just sayin'.  Oh, I so enjoyed my visitors today!! 


And, in spite of my best efforts of convincing Little Man that he needed a Hoot Hat to match his brother's... so they could be like Noni's two visitors, he was not swayed.  Still wants no part of my Hoot Hats!!  LOL!  Hope  you find a moment of magic in your day!

blessings ~ tanna

42 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they're really cute! i saw some recently on another texas blog: here's the link (hope it works!)

whimsicalgardener

Susan said...

How exciting and you got excellent photos. Wish I could give you a species name for these guys.

From the Kitchen said...

That is exciting--to find these feathered friends outside your window. That Roo would be welcome as well--I'm sure!! Big Brother has made some cute appearances in some of your wonderful hats as I recall.
Sorry, don't know the species.

Best,
Bonnie

Kerin said...

Oh Tanna... what a delight!
How lucky that you had such sweet little visitors!!

So rare to see owls in the day time too!

If hubby were home, he may be able to tell my what kind of owls those are... as for me, I'm no help... sorry..

Still LOVING that hoot hat, and of course Roo is a sweetie-pie!

He should be the official model for the hoot hats :)

Thanks for sharing such a delightful surprise.

{{hugs}}
Kerin

twoknitwit said...

Tanna -
I'm not a bird expert but I've always got my field guide handy and this is the 3rd time I've had it out this week...
maybe they're Eastern Screech Owls?

my book says the adults are red and I google imaged and this is the best picture I could find:

http://www.springcreekok.org/birds/birds.htm

scroll down and there's an eastern screech owl 5 pics down

Melissa :)

nanny said...

Oh Tanna, What wonderful pictures....you are so lucky to capture these!

Love, love the hoot hat!!

Betsy Brock said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe that! What great photos you got, too! I'm SO jealous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How cool to see those owls so close. I love watching birds. Your grandbaby in that hat is just too cute!

Ana said...

Cuteness through and through. Great pictures Tanna.

Much lovin',
Ana

Cindy said...

Oh my! What a treat to see owls out your window and close up too!!! Their eyes are very beautiful, aren't they. I see the wink! It reminds me of the day that I was sitting in my backyard and suddenly a hawk flew into the yard and alighted on the bushes in my yard. It sat there and looked at me for several seconds and then it flew away, very suddenly.
Your little Andrew is SO cute! Oh my goodness! He is so adorable!!!
Hugs, Cindy

podso said...

Certainly a magical moment ... And just a good reason to FaceTime those boys! Don't you think those owls planned it all? After all they probably spied you knitting and were quite honored! This is exactly what my friends would call a bloggable moment. ;-)

podso said...

By the way, the photos are amazing.. Had to show them to Gar, he couldn't believe what I was telling him!

Wanda said...

Those pictures of the owls, my my amazing...the picture of your Little Hoot Owl...priceless.

Kelly said...

Well that is the neatest thing I've ever seen! I wouldn't have expected to see owls during the day. I'm amazed that you saw not just one but two in your trees too! You were at the right place at the right time! Love these pics.

Deb said...

I don't know which is cuter...your hat or the visitors...

Ginny said...

Looks a bit like a Screech Owl to me. What wonderful pictures you got, SO exciting!!! And I love the hat just as well.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a wonderful surprise visit you got! And some great photos you captured, too! The hat and the wearer are just adorable.

Amanda said...

LOVE the hoot owls!! Thank you for calling us to share - such a treat! Tonight I asked Alex again about a hoot hat as I was showing him the owl pictures and he said "yes!" he wanted one. I only had to bribe him with two blue M&Ms! Lol! I'm kidding - I didn't even bribe him at all! I'm taking advantage of his saying yes to ask you to whip one up for him before he tells me know again. He'll need one when the penguin comes up MIA this fall! LOL!

Amanda said...

Darn blogger won't let me correct my typos from the phone! It's late, but I do know that "know" should have been "no." this is why I shouldn't be making comments past my bedtime or from my phone!

Donna said...

Yikes! How lucky are you? I have never ever seen an owl in real life just sitting and looking at me. I, too, think it is a parent and 2 babies out for some learning. Did you hear them hoot?
Did you explain to Little Man that you NEEDED to knit some more hoot hats to get your money's worth?

My magic moment today was when I saw my first lightning bugs of the season blinking in my yard when I got home after a LONG evening!

Judy S. said...

How fun to see the real thing. And in your own yard, no less. Great photos, Tanna. Love your little cuties!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

The hat is just toooooooooooo funny! Oh wow! on the owl, I will have to share this with Benjamin, he and his Dad went on an owl hunt and couldn't find any...aren't they just so beautiful?

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

I adore these wildlife encounters. I can't believe you were blessed with a visit from owls during the day! You are so lucky and that photo of Roo is fantastic. I just keep thinking of "Where the Wild Things Are" - he is beautiful and so are the owls! Great photos.

JH said...

How fun to see an Owl in the daytime and get such fabulous photos! Here’s a little Owl symbolism & folklore just for fun...If you have been visited by an Owl, you have been bestowed a great gift! The Owl symbolises transition, and as a creature of the night, is associated with the moon’s cycles of renewal. In Greek Mythology, the owl was a symbol for Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy, and sat on her blind side, so that she could see the whole truth. Native Americans associated the meaning of owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. In parts of northern England it is good luck to see an Owl. I hope I remember to show you some fun owl paintings my art kids made. So much joy! Blessings on your visitation of the Owls Tanna!

Pondside said...

The hats are adorable - but when a little fellow makes up his mind there's not changing it!
Owls at your window - there must be something magical going on.

Chatty Crone said...

Very interesting about your owl - they are amazing aren't they?

What is more amazing and had me rolling around on the floor was that adorable grandson of yours with that adorable hat!

love, sandie

Debbie said...

This is what I call a delight. I love something wonderful and unexpected like that,and I'm just positive that God gives it to us for the pure pleasure.

Little Roo is so pure out ADORABLE in that hat that my toes are curling. Curling I tell you... CURLING.

Debbie said...

Wow! Two! And they don't even look related. How fun!
Little Roo's eyes are so beautiful. He's a heartbreaker already. That hat's a kicker!
Praying a great day for you, Tanna -
Debbie

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! Did you see three of them. That's amazing! They are so beautiful. We had to go all the way to Nepal to see owls last summer. Ha! My uncle in Mississippi was a wildlife ranger. He lived in the woods and always had all sorts of critters he was taking care of -- owls, deer, baby alligators ... you name it, he had it. Of course, your littlest man is soooooooooooo adorable in his hootie hat. Best wishes, Tammy

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a treat!! I love watching the birds in my yard too. It is magical and such a blessing to listen to their songs and just watch them fly back and forth.
You really had a treat with these visitors.
As for the hat, I am sure he will love it soon. He sure is a adorable!!
Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo

Bonnie said...

I would be excited too! That was a neat surprise and treat! Seeing an owl and able to photograph him is not something you can do everyday! I enjoyed your pictures very much.

Christine said...

I just love looking at a baby's hands. They are so precious and cute.

But those owls, now those are really beautiful. They look like stuffed animals. Great shots!

Dianne said...

The hoot hat is adorable - just like your precious grandson! I would have been soooo excited to see those owls just outside my window!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Ok the first photo... could he be any more cute?! Oh my goodness that is an adorable shot!! Your owl photos are amazing. I have only seen owls a handful of times. So neat!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful coincidence! I've always loved owls since reading Winnie the Pooh when I was a child. Little Roo's "hoot hat" is adorable!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

precious!
and I mean the little hooter!

steph said...

Oh, Tanna! This is my favorite post EVER!!!! Those owl eyes--what a great photo capture (and those hats are adorable!) but that first pic of Little Man.........what a honey!!!!!

Mary said...

More sweet pictures for us to enjoy. The little guy is as cute as he can be. I am amazed that you could see the owls. We live not far from a raptor center. I'll take the photo with me to see if they can help with species identification. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

Jen Price said...

Wow! How fun to see that right outside your window!

vicki said...

Tanna- the hat is a hoot!! ( I just had to say that!!) he is a doll!
Vicki

Kathy said...

Even though I live in a rural area (now) I've never seen an owl outside of a zoo! These pictures are a hoot - pardon the bad pun!

leeni1176 said...

I've Only seen one owl in person myself. WOW "your" owls are amazing !!!!! What a treat to see these gorgeous birds in the wild.

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