I heard about this Fox & Owl, in the Ossington alley.
I knew where it had to be, so I went there. I came home, unsuccessful, but returned a few weeks later.
I re -did the alley, to no avail. I turned around to go home. Don’t know why, but I looked up. The reason I hadn’t seen it, is that it’s almost 3 stories high.
However, no matter where I stood, I could not get in the entire piece. I tried finding new spots to shoot from. When I got to the end of the alley, I saw a house for sale. There was an open house in 1 hour!
I’m always looking for an investment. Yay! There was a deck on the back of the house!
Pics taken by Resa – July 23, 2017
43 thoughts on “A Funny Thing Happened when I Found the Mural”
Very neat!.. And I loved to learn the story behind the pics… Quite epic 😀 ❤ Hugs
Hugs!!! ❤ I started painting a Leo symbol. Lots of drying time is needed.
That is spectacular. The owl face amazing!
Love the owl. Would I be amiss to say it’s quite the hoot? 😀 😀
A hoot and a half…even two hoots! 😍
Very enterprising and very opportune as well spotting the open house, it’s always rewarding to find something that has been elusive for a time.
I’m so glad I found that open house! 😀 I was becoming a bit crazed not being able to capture the full piece. I couldn’t find anything to climb. I was considering 2 options. !. Coming back with a ladder. 2. Coming back on a weekday when the businesses were all open, finding the place that had access to the roof, and begging.
I always love your drive to secure a good photo.
Thank you! Passion works for me.:D
That took some real creativity to find. Thank you for taking the time to capture it, it’s beautiful.
I adore it!! I’m glad you appreciate it. There is something so exciting and noble about art in the street.
Haha… Now there’s a Fox and an Owl that didn’t escape detection; although, it seems they tried. Along came Resa, with her trusty camera and atop a deck she thrived… 🙂
lol – A great back story; to be sure!
A girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do! 😀 Whoo? Whoo? 😀 xoxo
Great one … Very focused and clean. Love the location and can see how it is easily missed. Thanks for your persistence.
PS: A new series that you will love starts Saturday. 🙂
Saturday sounds good!!!!! 😀
Possibly a follow-up Sunday night/Monday.
What a story Foxy lady with Owl eyes to find this up there ! 🦊🦉🙄🤗💖
LOL! I’ve been waiting for someone to say: What a hoot! LOL!
What do foxes say? Sending love to Austria! xoxo 🦄💙⭐️🍷
The stars aligned for you to get that full shot! I absolutely love the feather detail.
Yes, the stars did align! The feather detail is a forte/signature of Shalak! I love her work! So glad you got to see this!
What a great story! Nice find 🙂
Thanks, Anarette! It was a good day. There should be more coming our way. Hugs to the puppies…okay dogs, but all dogs seem like puppies to me. 😀 ❤
Tail wags back at you from the pups 😀 ❤!
What a great piece of artwork. I’m so happy you looked up! The detail is wonderful.
The artists are a husband and wife team. I just adore their work!
What a cool adventure! I hope to follow in your footsteps and maybe find some art around Edmonton… though not today. Everything is covered in huge swathes of snow. 🙂
Edmonton! I’ve been there in the summer, and it felt like fall. The snow melted here, but it could come back. It’s been a weird winter. I’m not a book reviewer, but I’m trying to do one for Ariella’s Escape. 😀 Amazon sent an email to rate it, I gave it 5 stars. Hopefully I can write a review that’s decent enough to put on Amazon.
Stay warm!!! ❤
I hope you’re staying warm too, Resa! Thank you so much for your rating and review of Ariella’s Escape, this is a huge help. Usually I have to kidnap people and force them to write reviews for me 🙂 I’m sure it will be great, you’re an awesome writer!!!
Great mural once again, the fox and the owl are beautiful. But my favorite part is reading about your resourcefulness and tenacity in first finding it, then capturing it to share with us. Such a fun story here, Resa, thank you.
Dear Jet, I’m sure you like the story because of all you go through to capture all of the wonderful nature you share with us. You can relate, although my adventures are urban and yours are country and jungle and wild!
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So wonderful, Resa! Thank you for your efforts. Excuse me, i am asking myself where i’ve been the last days. 😉 Michael
Thank you so much for the reblog, Michael! 😀 We all get busy in blog world, especially when we have many blogs we love to follow.
No worries….ever! 😀
I love that you didn’t give up. It’s amazing that it’s up so high. I wonder what it was like to paint it way up there. No wonder the characters are close-ups, because they had to be seen from long distances. Outdoor artists have so much to think about.
Thank you , Brenda! I had no intention of giving up. The harder it is to capture, the more I try. Thank you for your enthusiasm!
Take home message- Look up and keep walking.
Right on!! You are a smart and wise one!!! ❤
I’m glad the persistence pays off 🙂 Bravo! 🍸
I’ve heard of the famous OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT nonsense-poem by Edward Lear, but I don’t recall a pairing of owl and fox in literature. In any case, it’s a gorgeous mural, and you captured a pussycat in your previous post, so between the two posts, you’ve got the owl and the pussycat covered (with a fox as a bonus). 🙂
LOL! Sweet observation. 😀 😀
Great story. Your dedicated to the picture.
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