Archive for September 3rd, 2012

Owl Light, my next book, now contains stories and poems. I’ve sent the manuscript off to Editor Katie of Cold Moon Press, and await her comments. A little darker in tone than The Greener Forest, this collection includes fantasy stories, ghost tales, and a science fiction piece that reads like fantasy.

I thought I’d share more owl facts, folklore, legends, and superstitions which I came across in my research. First, an owl fact: A group of owls is called a parliament.

12 Bells large Second, an owl folklore tidbit:  Athena, the ancient Greek Goddess of Wisdom, chose a Little Owl (Athene noctua) as her favorite bird.  So it’s no surprise the wise Little Owl kept an eye on commerce from one side of Athenian silver tertradrachm coins.

Third, a scrap of literary words from A.A. Milne of Winnie the Pooh fame: “Owl is the grand and rather clever old man of the forest. He can also spell Tuesday.” – A.A. Milne

And lastly, a reminder: The biggest threat nowadays to owls are humans. Educate yourself, your family & friends about owls, preserve their habitat, watch use of poisons, and don’t believe all the negative folklore.

If you missed the 1st “Owl Notes,” you can scroll back a few blogs, or just hit this link: https://vonniewinslowcrist.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/owl-notes/

Update: Owl Light is now available from Amazon and elsewhere.

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