Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 53 and it's Thanksgiving in the USA

On this Thanksgiving Day:

Whether you are a North American citizen or not, I believe that the tradition of Thanksgiving is an important one in these challenging times we live in.By learning to be grateful for the myriad of small things you have in your life, you enrich the quality of your life tenfold.

This precious life lesson was brought home to us (literally)with the arrival of nesting owls in our pot plant. Instead of turning a blind eye, or worse still, trying to get rid of the owl visitors because of the 'inconvenience' they may cause us, we were, and still are, grateful that the owls chose our balcony.

And in that gratitude, many windows of opportunities have opened for us. The chance to learn more about these wonderful owls and share our findings, the chance to meet people through the talks we do, the chance to connect with people worldwide through the webcam and the chat site. It has given us the opportunity to work towards protecting the wetland where the owls hunt, and many bird, plant and small mammal species call their home.

So wherever you are today, take a moment to be thankful for all that you are, and everything that you have.

I know I am.


  1. Tracey, What a nice thing to day on such a special day! I know I saw an owl or two around yesterday or the day before. Is this the end of the cam...boohoo. Thank you for all of your blogs..Love to read everything you write. What cute babies. Thank you for another great season. Hugs from Lori in Georgia.

  2. Your words are very nice and thanks again for sharing with us your wonderful experience..
    from Daniela in Italy

  3. I am Thankful for you and Allan sharing this experience with all of us! I just cant thank you enough!!! Caboval

  4. Well said, Tracy, and agree. Thx to you and Allen for watching out for the owls and making it available to us all. Happy Thanksgiving from Alaska.

  5. I took my moment today, by a 2 hours walk in the woods with my dog. It was raining, so what... (even it should be snowing by now). You can be happy about so little things, when you just notice the nature around you.
    Thank you Tracy for sharing your great moments with us!
    "Cindy" from Finland

  6. Tracey and Allan - Happy Thanksgiving from the USA. I am so thankful for all that you do to bring awareness of these owls! We love you guys and are so thankful that we found you!

  7. Hi Tracy & Allan.
    So sad to think that the season is now over for our wonderful PPO family. It has been such a joy to watch these beautiful young Owls develope and well looked after by the two kindest people in the world!!
    You, Tracy & Allan are well Blessed!!

    Love from, Sandra, Wales, UK. :-)

  8. Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures of Merlin and Timka! I have enjoyed watching them grow and seeing them change before my eyes. Thanks again for allowing us to enjoy this life lesson with you.