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crows | crows

michael-seidel's picture
Feb.01.2014
The crows are back. A few balanced high in the swaying pines the other day.  Others crisscrossed with large, unhurried wing motions. I like the crows.  They seem more interesting, more human.  Other birds are nice but they're different from crows.  The finches and sparrows are...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jul.31.2013
July 31   Charmed by Snow     Warm weather snow falls in fat full flakes; I am living in a world of dreams and sweet peas.  Sudden dustings sparkle and surprise leaving as quickly as they came; yet the world is kinder now.  Beauty is an ambush of the heart.  My breath...
dale-estey's picture
Mar.18.2013
I attempt to take a one or two hour walk every day. Usually I am successful. On average I imagine I clock in half way between those two points. I am currently visiting a city where I spent over thirty years of my life. My walks are varied but old and familiar. This past weekend I was...
alysa-salzberg's picture
Dec.20.2012
There are many differences between the furnished vacation rental we’re staying in while our home is being renovated, and our own apartment.  One of the most striking is that this rental place is on the top floor. Most buildings in Paris have only six or seven floors at most, and many rooftops...
katherine-gregor's picture
Jul.01.2012
  Suddenly, out of nowhere, a grey wolf ran up to him.  “What is the matter, Tzarevitch Ivan?” asked the wolf.  “Why so downhearted?” “Grey wolf, I have lost my trusted steed.” “It is I who ate your steed... And now I am sad for you.  Tell me, why are you so far from home and...
katherine-gregor's picture
Jan.27.2012
I love crows.  I would like to share with you a clip from the BBC, which I recorded just before Christmas (which you can find in the Audio section) and, below, a post I wrote, a little while ago, on my WordPress blog (http://scribedoll.wordpress.com). I would welcome your comments and views on...
katherine-gregor's picture
Jan.07.2012
  Saturday: The country is being squeezed by financial cuts.  Child poverty is rising sharply.  The rate of unemployment is high.  The cost of living is escalating while salaries are dropping.  Yet, last Saturday, a six-figure sum (I could not find the exact figure) was...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Aug.05.2011
Even though there is still plenty of Summer left, the feeling of Fall is near. A calmness— a brittleness in the distance, of tiny branches crackling—Blue Jays collecting. I heard the Crows the other morning. They are an annoyance to my significant other, but to me their ca-cawing is music—if not a...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.31.2010
    Mr. Squirrel and his assorted hangers-on have been making their presence known before their usual feeding-time. Mr. Squirrel races to and fro: across the snow; up the trees; between the trees; into his holes; up to the deck; back up to a bare branch where he scolds. The hangers-on, crows...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.25.2010
  A murder of crows, that is. To say nothing of the three colourful blue jays which flitter and scream, plus an errant starling and the happy but intent sparrows. The chickadees are de rigueur. Mr. Squirrel thus has much to contend with. To be fair, the crows were there first - with more of...