Today I got out of a meeting and people were running around the office.

“What’s happening?” I ask. I hate to miss ANYTHING.

“Didn’t you see the email,” a co-worker says, hurrying by. “There’s a barred owl.”

After the briefest possible moment pause for directions, I grabbed my binoculars are hurried out to the creek next to my building.

He was easy to spot. A group of neighbors and co-workers were quietly gathered around his eye-level perch, watching him preen.

He was so relaxed and completely unfazed by the dozens of people admiring him.


But it was also heart warming to see so many people take a moment out of their day to admire something unusual.