UNUSUAL HOARD commission for death-does-disco - do you think they all sleep in the same tree
The beautiful woodpile mosaic owls are the work of Gary Tallman, an 82-year-old Montana resident who turns the chore of stacking firewood into an art form. Over the years Tallman has learned the many colors found in various types of cordwood and uses them as his palette.
“Everybody doesn’t notice how many tones in the wood there are,” Marilyn Tallman said of her husband’s eye for the subtleties of wood. “He sees beauty in all kinds of things.”
“Generally speaking, we can find almost all the colors and tones in the woods that we harvest,” Tallman said of his woodpile mosaic. “Except for black,” he confessed. “We don’t have any ebony around here so I do color the ends of some of the black ones. But the others are pretty much just the way they come out of nature.”
Tallman’s ongoing owl theme is based on the birds who live in the trees around his home in Montana’s Little Belt Mountains. Each piece begins with a sketch drawn on graph paper. After first chopping and splitting the wood, Tallman sorts the various hues into separate piles. Then the process of stacking begins. He estimates that it takes him about 20 hours to stack one of his mosaics.
mama and baby (✪‿✪✿)
Owl Cafe: Because Owls are Flying Cats
Japan is known for it’s crazy, kooky fads. The social trends there cover almost any kind of interest (and any subset of that interest). So it’s no surprise that after making gaming cafes, cat cafes and even bunny cafes, the Japanese thought of a new adorable trend: owl cafes.
Over the past year, owl cafes have been springing up in Tokyo and Osaka… and they’re just as adorable as they sound.
Via Viral Nova
Cute owls x
I like how all these owls are all doing different things that make them look like kids.
One owl is trying to talk to any owl that will listen, one owl is trying to get the human’s attention repeatedly, one owl is looking at something off screen and ignoring the other owls completely, and one owl is sitting behind hands not going too far or talking very much.
The other day, my friend and I went to the owl cafe in Osaka, called Owl Family Osaka. We had a 60 minute time slot, the beginning of which we were given detailed instructions about the manner and way of handling the owls. After the instruction, we were able to play with the owls.
The women running the establishment were really friendly and were so loving to the owls, they really helped us to understand the owls that we interacted with!
There were a few owls we were allowed to handle in our allowed time, while some others were in an area where they rested.
It was a really great experience!! The owls were very well behaved and were incredibly friendly. There is also a really cute little owl goods shop in the cafe~!
You should definitely visit someday if you have the chance!
Here’s their blog: http://blog.livedoor.jp/owlfamily/
oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my gohhhdddddd
Princess Barn Owls repeat pattern I whipped up for my blog. Free to use but I’d appreciate credit!
Owls are weird, man.
I love owls
there’s been a disturbing lack of owls on my blog lately, i must remedy this
Madame la Duchesse came into the world to be a curvy, stout person, healthy and enjoying good meals, good drinks…
J-J. Grandville, from Vie privée et publique des animaux (Public and Private Life of Animals), under the direction of P. J. Stahl, Paris, 1867.
oh fuck owlbabies indeed
That escalated quickly.
barn owl best owl
One of these things is not like the others.