So, when I picked the name "The Quiet Owl" back in 2008 for my Etsy shop, I wasn't doing it to be trendy or anything. I seriously love owls (or any bird of prey for that matter, but especially owls). That's why I just about died when I saw this little fellow in my front yard. He's a barred owl, and he was not at all impressed by me getting right up under him taking pictures. I thought for sure he'd fly away as soon as I walked outside, but he stayed put. In fact, he's been there for well over an hour and I've just been sitting in front of my office window just staring at him. I really hope he makes my yard his new home! I love him!