For maybe the first time in a long time I understand the power of connecting with nature. This was a serendipitous encounter with the elusive Snowy Owl. It felt Almost mystical when I turned my head to the right and immediately made eye contact with this raptor sitting on the ocean rocks early one morning before Thanksgiving 2021. When I think of how I could have just walked right by I get chills. She has grounded me and I don’t think I will forget this feeling for a long time.