Happy Birthday Mom!


I know owls are seen as bad luck in Tanzania… but they are the best of luck in the Bay Area and at Berkeley’s Cesar Chaves Park. Not much can lift my spirits more than coming around a bend and seeing this face looking back at me. In the hopes that my delight can transfer through the internets and bring joy in Dar es Salaam, I offer these images as a birthday salutation. See you in a few weeks!


There were only a few minutes of light left when I saw this gleaming bird watching the sunset.


Maybe we will see some owls when we go to Ndutu. Happy Birthday Mom. Thanks for making everything I’ve ever known possible.

4 responses

  1. Kendra

    Happy birthday to your mom!

    November 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

  2. Oh look at him, i want him for my birthday too.. HB to your MUM.. c

    November 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

  3. The World Is My Cuttlefish

    I love the top photo. Those long legs, protruding wings and direct gaze are a gorgeous combination. It is my new desktop. Thanks.

    November 29, 2011 at 5:48 pm

  4. Wow, these are so great! I would love to walk around the bend and run into an owl like that!

    November 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

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