Sleeping Night Owl

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© Andrea Petersen
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In thoughts from the visions of the night , when deep sleep falleth...Job 4: 13

The wise old owl is astute
Flying mile after mile..
But rests for a short while...
For his brain to stay acute.

Alas, if an owl runs out of steam
He is much slower in his commute
His time is limited to prowl and hoot,
Not to mention his self esteem.

He was led where he made his bed,
Sleeping atop a tree's old foot.
From there he formed into a root....
With straw poking thru' his head...
Poetry by me AJP

This is another mirrored image of a diptych portraying an old root at the foot of the trunk of our weeping willow tree that fell over in a storm in October of 2010...The root has been there forever it seems...but is looking more decrepit and more owlish as time marches on, especially when it is turned around:)

12 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    You and these diptychs have made quite a team Andrea! Nature offers us great art. You have been finding it! Very nice job!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Another wonderful creation. Such great textures!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (17 Jan 2012):

    Amazing how you made this old root into such a work of art. It does look like an Owl : )

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    I just love what you see in nature! I'm not sure I could look at half of that photo and imagine what it would look like with the mirror image placed next to it. You're obviously the master at it!! Another fantastic image!

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    You have a wonderful eye for detail.. I can definitely see an amazing likeness to an owl in this beautiful image. Very well seen and captured! .. speaking of owls I have been trying to get a close-up shot of a snowy owl lately, but he is very elusive..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    Diptychtastic!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (19 Jan 2012):

    Very skillfully done...totally looks like an owl!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (20 Jan 2012):

    Wow! This is amazing. You are so very creative and talented, Andrea. Fabulous image you've shared with us here!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (23 Jan 2012):

    this is great . there is art everywhere!!!!!

  • Iris Rutkoski

    Iris Rutkoski gave props (24 Jan 2012):

    nature repeats itself

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (25 Jan 2012):

    This amazing, Andrea!

  • Dustin Hanoski

    Dustin Hanoski   gave props (12 Feb 2012):

    This is great ~ love how you think and see!

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