Monday, 8 August 2016

As wise as an owl

Do you like owls and wood carvings? I do. So, I love this owl carved from a single tree trunk. It stands next to the cottage with the name: Tawny owl.

Hou jij van uilen en van houtsnijwerk? Ik wel. Daarom vind ik deze uil, gesneden uit een enkele boomstam zo leuk. Hij staat naast een vakantiehuisje met de naam: Bosuil



In lots of stories and myths, owls were associated with wisdom. So being "as wise as an owl" basically means you are as smart as a mythical owl genius ;-)

But as follower of Jesus I love this Scripture above all ancient myths: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”

20 comments:

  1. In Polish culture an owl is a symbol of wisdom,too

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  2. Hi, ARitha, Thank you for visiting my blog. I've always been fascinated with owls. I didn't know about the mythology of owls, Yes I agree that our wisdom comes from God. Have a blessed day.

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  3. Very nice carving! I admire people who have the skill and knowledge to do that.

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  4. Hello Aritha, I do like wood carvings, I love owls and I love the Verses you had chosen.
    Thank you for the lovely post! Have a happy new week!

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  5. Echt uit het hout gesneden, Leuke woordspeling toch, past goed bij deze mooie uit het hout gesneden uil.

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  6. Interesting and creative to carve the owl from the old tree. I like the bible verses you shared with this image.

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  7. Very nice carving of the owl.
    Before I got to the end of your post I thought of that verse. : ) Its a good one!!

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  8. It looks like a "wise ole' owl."

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  9. He's really cute and looks really wise!

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  10. That is a great carved owl.

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  11. Hello Jedidja!:) A very skilfully carved owl, and I want it!!!:)) I like the tiny squirrel in the background also.

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  12. Prachtig is dit.
    Zo knap hoe ze iets kunnen maken uit een boomstam.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  13. very cute
    he sleeps in the day

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  14. I have no idea how I missed this....I'm so sorry. Of course, I love it!!! I want one. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much for linking up last Friday. Hope you can join in again this week.

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  15. Yes. I love that Scripture! Owls are fascinating birds....not sure that I like all the myths associated with owls, though. Some of it is fun and some of it I do not like. I do love wood carvings!

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  16. Hi Jedidja, Yes, I like Owls and you sure have taken some fine photos here! Thank you for sharing and also for your kind comments on my blog. I always appreciate hearing from you. Have a fine weekend ahead!

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  17. I used to like owls, until one ate all my goldfish I had in my fish pond. I haven't heard or seen one since he/she got all the fish. Have a blessed day. Madelline

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