Who hoo's there?

Well, its a hoot to have you visit! My quill scribblings are merely a sprinkling of crafty dreams, a dash of vintage finds, and a heap of owl's tales... , Owly Byrd

Think Tuesday

I’m like an eagle
Strutting in a line:
My beak before,
My eyes behind.

Give up? Why not share it with a pal 
before clicking on the answer?


The Upside Down Riddle Book
Riddles compiled and edited by Louis Phillips


Adorably Kawaii

Meet Crochet Superstar Anja of Adorably Kawaii (formerly Tiny Owl Knits). Anja loves crocheting, knitting, photography, illustration, web design, yarn, anime, manga, and studying foreign languages. All amigurumi are made-to-order. 


Book Nook

Victorian Cobweb has compiled a collection of vintage reads. 

Click on mosaic to go to treasury


Kooky Kitsch

Meet collectiholic Jessica Lindsey of KookyKitschy.com 
"Your online source for the Offbeat, the Obsolete, and the Odd!"


Take a Bow

Winter Garden curated this wonderful pink bow treasury. 

Click on mosaic to enlarge


Baby Sun Conure

nonskids — They love to play on thier backs, and sometimes sleep that way, it can be quite shocking to see the bird sleeping like that sometimes.


Glass and Silver

ShoppeAndYore has offered an etsy treasury that says elegance is forever.


Drink Cozy


Whether for steamy drinks or cool slurps, its a hoot to cozy it up, 


Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl from Don DesJardin on Vimeo.

A small owl of only 9-10 inches, perched among the rocks of a seawall. Ventura, California, USA.


Northern Saw-Whet

Northern Saw-Whet Owl 2 from Harold Stiver on Vimeo.
The smallest owl in eastern North America, it will sit quietly and let you pass within inches, without moving. These are from Amherst Island in Canada, a famous place for winter owls.



Goldenrod is a companion plant, playing host to some beneficial insects, and repelling some pests.

Inventor Thomas Edison experimented with goldenrod to produce rubber, which it contains naturally. Edison created a fertilization and cultivation process to maximize the rubber content in each plant. His experiments produced a 12 foot tall plant that yielded as much as 12 percent rubber. The rubber produced through Edison's process was resilient and long lasting. The tires on the Model T given to him by his friend Henry Ford were made from goldenrod. Examples of the rubber can still be found in his laboratory, elastic and rot free after more than 50 years. However, even though Edison turned his research over to the U.S. government a year before his death, goldenrod rubber never went beyond the experimental stage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenrod