Owl synonymous to knowledge

Trees mostly grow both way – up and down.

The tree that will send its top into the heaven have to send its roots down into hell
Friedrich Nietzsche
(german philosopher, thinker, cultural critic, composer, poet and philologist)

Notice the half-hidden owl sheltered by one of the trees,
turns its face towards my camera – and I was considered harmless.
Maybe also uninteresting because I don’t look like a mouse.?
Would not disturb it further and I snuck away again.

Owl synonymous to knowledge.