juvenile Great Gray Owl -- Strix nebulosa, on Black Spruce -- Picea mariana, in Sax-Zim Bog, St. Louis County, MN.
cue "Things Will Go":
'When it is all done—
Who will know?
Who will care?
The snake will still be gliding by the stone,
The frog stare
From his place on the lily pad.
Things will go
Like water, like wind—
As they always have gone since the first
Ooze sprouted and finned.
This does not matter—
Has always been so
I shall tell myself this, not believe
Like the others I know.' ~ "Things Will Go" by Loren Eiseley, 1935.