This morning when we went out on the porch to feed the puppies we found an unexpected guest. A barn owl had found it's way into the screened area and was seaching in vain for the door. It would perch on the back of the porch rockers then launch itself into the screen.
The owl was a tiny thing. Not much bigger than the puppies. Brown and gray with eyes as big as it's head. I was surprised at how grown it looked for such a little package. It had presence. Perhaps that was because of the eyes. They had focus.
We opened the door and left it propped. Before long, the owl found it's exit and flew away.
It's good to remember that there are nice surprises that happen everyday.