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

  3. fleurdamour says:

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

  4. DITTO. 🙂

  5. 260Oakley says:

    Owl gets in touch with his bark side.

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

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

    (hint: look carefully!)

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

  9. The Original Jane says:

    Love the teardrop shape!

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

  11. Love NTMTOM! 🙂

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

  13. muzzlepouches??!! rofl

  14. victoreia says:

    Stealth owl!

  15. “who’s a cuddly widdle taloned pwedator” = 🙂

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

  17. fish eye no miko says:

    You’re a hoot, Oakley!

  18. 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.

  19. Yezzzz youuare! 😛


  21. Birdcage says:

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

  22. Amazing how perfectly he fits.

  23. And get of my lawn!!!

  24. sabrina rose says:

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

  25. She’s talon-ted like that! 😀

  26. Theo, you’re killing me!

  27. Lucky you! 🙂

  28. Rachael says:

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

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

  30. 🙂

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

  32. edmundh says:

    Oops, should’ve re-hosted it:

  33. Leilani says:

    Well, his real name IS FANGorn . . .

  34. Leilani says:

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

  35. (yay)

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

  37. Love the hovertext!

  38. tommygirl says: