Thursday, December 15, 2011

PPO Family Sighting - 15 December

19h15 Central African Time: Do you ever get that nagging 'feeling' that you need to stop whatever you are doing, and move to another spot, or do something else? It happens to me a lot.

Sometimes it occurs when I am right in the middle of doing something I enjoy, and the 'disruption' confuses me. An inner monologue ensues of "No, I want to carry on with..." counter-argued with "but you should do this or that now". Inevitably, the nagging 'feeling' wins, and I stop what I am doing and move on.

This happened last night while reading a riveting book. I eventually put my book down and 'followed the feeling' upstairs, and out onto the balcony. And lo and behold, my nagging 'feeling' was right on the mark.

There, standing in all her splendid glory, was Pot Plant Owl on the rooftop right next to ours. Standing on the balcony, I could hear Pappa hooting in the distance. I stood watching PPO and softly talking to her. It was my first opportunity to chat to her about her award, and what it means. She seemed to listen to me for a while - probably thinking 'What are you doing on MY balcony?'

After ten minutes went by, I wanted to leave her in peace, and again, the nagging 'feeling' kept me standing on the balcony watching. As soon as I resolved to remain on the balcony until PPO left, not one, not two, but three owls flew past me, past PPO on the rooftop and down into the wetland. Pappa, Merlin and Timka did a fly-by to say hello.

It was magical watching the two chicks, led by their strong hunter father. They fly with ease now, and if I didn't know any better, I would have assumed I had watched three adult owls fly past.

As soon as they flew past PPO, she turned her head, and watched them fly into the wetland. Shortly after, she too flew off the rooftop to hunt.

So my advice?

Listen to your nagging 'feelings', your 'intuition', your 'sixth sense' your 'inner voice'or whatever label you see fit to use.

You are guaranteed to experience something of benefit to you.

I certainly did!


  1. So good to have an update and happy you were able to share with PPO about her award.

  2. What a special few minutes with PPO and an even more special moment as Pappa, Merlin and Timka flew past. Wonderful! So good to know the family is still together. Thanks for letting us all know. Janet Irene
    PS. Glad all seems to be going in the right direction with the wetland problem

  3. What a magical & dreamy experience! Thank you Tracy for sharing it so well with your beautiful words! So peaceful to know the family is doing well. kznco

  4. Wow! That was very special! A very nice early Christmas greeting. Thank you for sharing with us. Wish I could have been teleported there when it happened :-)

  5. Tracy....thanks for the and Allen are so blessed to have these experiences....and we are fortunate to be able to share them with you---we miss them terribly but I'm positive that you miss them even more than we do....Fly high and proud PPO, Pappa, Merlin and sweet Timka!!!!!!!!!

  6. Absolutely believe that Mother Nature was speaking to you, and that The Family Owl wanted you to come out onto the balcony so that they could show you their wonderful little family and let you know that all is well. Trust that PPO and Pappa know what you and Allen did for them, and that they love you for it. Merry Christmas!

  7. What a wonderful, marvelous Christmas present for you and for all of us -- to know that magnificent PPO and Pappa, Magical Missy Merlin, and Timka Cutie Pie are doing well!!! Dankie Tracy! ♥

  8. Tracey, I am so happy that you got to see the whole family! What a way to end your day or start it which ever the case may be!! Maybe you will get some photos next time!!

  9. How wonderful to see the entire family. I feel good that they are all staying together. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  10. I am so happy they visited you! And I am so happy that you listened to your inner voice! I am really happy to read this blog and to know they are okay and together :-) It makes me go silent, reflective...and filled with joy! A true Christmas-present. Thank you so much.

  11. Such a beautiful post, Tracy! We are so blessed that you keep us posted on family gatherings :) So much joy is spread to so many parts of this beautiful world by acts just like this. Life is precious and magical every day! So glad every one is learning and visiting, too. Beautiful and inspiring! Happy holidays to everyone!

  12. What a wonderful thing! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  13. Thank you for this post - what a wonderful Christmas gift to us. Thank you! So glad to know that PPO and her family are all doing well.