Does It Need to Be Cute All the Time?

Know what’s wrong with us? We’re in a cuteness rut. We’re all “muzzlepouches” this, and “eyebrow dots” that, but do we ever just look at nature without squeeing?

I mean, look at this picture: it’s a tree. No ‘tocks, no toe beans, just a knotted old tree in the forest. Just this once, could we appreciate a simple thing without going all oochie-goochie on it? Come on, people, let’s broaden our minds, here!

Peter G. says: “Here’s a snuggly rufous phase eastern screech owl i photographed last weekend – wanna share it with the interwebs? More pics here.”



  2. DITTO. :)

  3. PS: Eastern screech owls are powerfully cute. Who’s a cuddly widdle taloned pwedator? YOU is! YOU is! :lol:

  4. “who’s a cuddly widdle taloned pwedator” = :)

  5. PS. Eastern screech owl – how cute is that name?!

  6. Yezzzz youuare! :P

  7. (yay)

  8. fleurdamour says:

    That so looks like a tree with an owlio in it’s mouth.

  9. It does! I even see nostrils and eyes…


  11. Theo, you’re killing me!

  12. Leilani says:

    Well, his real name IS FANGorn . . .

  13. 260Oakley says:

    Owl gets in touch with his bark side.

  14. fish eye no miko says:

    You’re a hoot, Oakley!

  15. She’s talon-ted like that! :-D

  16. And over here there is just one single owl taking a rest:

    (hint: look carefully!)

  17. edmundh says:

    Oops, should’ve re-hosted it:

  18. Leilani says:

    I can hear baby owlet now: Hoooo are YOOOOU lookin’ at!

  19. Have to look reeeeeally hard – link doesn’t work.

  20. Teh Cute is like Chocolate …..there’s no such thing as enough let alone too much !

  21. The Original Jane says:

    Love the teardrop shape!

  22. Love NTMTOM! :)

  23. Regular owls are cute enough, let alone a snuggly wuggly one. Squeeee!

  24. muzzlepouches??!! rofl

  25. victoreia says:

    Stealth owl!

  26. that’s the cutest tree i’ve ever seen!! it has an owoool in its’ mouth!
    cute, cute, knotted old tree! ;)

  27. Les Smith says:

    I don’t get it. A picture without an owl in it.
    Reminds me of the time a couple of years back when there was a picture without a cat in it.

  28. :)

  29. Birdcage says:

    I have an eastern screech owl living in my backyard!!

  30. Lucky you! :)

  31. Amazing how perfectly he fits.

  32. And get of my lawn!!!

  33. Rachael says:

    You forgot the part about “you rotten kids, you!!!”

  34. sabrina rose says:

    What a good eye the photographer has, and so lucky to catch this wonderful photo!

  35. Reminds me of the children’s magazine where there used to be those “Find the objects hidden in the picture” puzzles!

  36. Wow, that’s the cutest tree I’ve seen in a while! ;)

  37. Love the hovertext!

  38. tommygirl says:



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