Happy New Year to friends near and far! I'm afraid my head hit the pillow before the clock struck midnight, but it was the New Year somewhere. This owl came to roost in the tree outside my kitchen window last week on the day we found out that my daughter got into NYU. I love owls and look for them often when I walk out by the reservoir near our house. I have seen bald eagles, but never an owl. Neighbors report that this one lives in the cottonwoods down the ravine that runs past our backyard. And this one came to visit on the day of great news. I'm taking it as an omen of great good tidings for 2011. Cheers to you and yours…good tidings to all.