Sunday, April 12, 2009

Nothing to Crow About

Well, I'm just way too lazy to do anything much today, even though there is Shadow Shot Sunday and One Single Impression out there waiting for participation. I had a lovely day yesterday reading wordzzles and then "playing" with my friend Shannon.

Made myself a pot of coffee this morning - something I almost never do these days - and sat by the back door for a while watching the crows and trying to do them justice with my camera. Alas, these pictures are nothing to "crow" about (couldn't resist), but they are my Easter Sunday offering anyway.




While his colleagues foraged for the bread chunks my neighbor so kindly placed by the stump in the middle of my yard, this guy gave his Easter morning sermon to anyone who would listen...


Poor guy. His audience seemed unimpressed on the whole, though they did listen...






Pastor Crow eventually flew off, possibly to preach to a more attentive crowd. I know this is blurry, but one of my missions is to catch the crows in flight. There's something so beautiful about the way birds' wings spread out... So blurry as this is, I'm posting his dramatic exit from his tree-branch pulpit.

And another wonderful sign of Spring!



I hope you have all had a wonderful Passover,
Easter, Sunday, Day,
Spring Awakening.....
a wonderfu
l Everything!

I'm off....

19 comments:

Jay Simser said...

The Crow Convention


The crows have convened across the way.
Big black birds crowousing with each other.

Hanging out with their crownies.
Strutting around
Chris, Charlie, Carlton, Clarence, and Chip.
Yakking, poking, grabbing and crowoperating.

They’re holding a convention to decide who will be crowned
King of the Crows!

They debate, deliberate and finally designate a leader.
But, as with humans, EGO gets in the way and no one is really chosen.

At the end of the day they fly away to their night homes –

Tomorrow they will convene again – unless it is a Sunday
when they will congregate.

Jay Cole Simser

Raven said...

Thank you, Jay! That was wonderful! I'm crowing with laughter! (Can you do that?) Anyway, you caws-ed me to laugh out loud.

Travis said...

I enjoyed the photo essay. Crows are very cool birds to observe.

quilly said...

I think those photos are pretty darn good for someone taking pics from inside the house!

Thom said...

Great post Raven and the pictures are awesome. Happy Easter to you and your family :)

Dr.John said...

Those are awesome photos indeed.
A blessed Easter to you as well.

peppylady said...

Have Hoppy Easter. Haven't seen any raven yet.

That is the chicken said...

Great shots! They really show off their glossy black feathers. And wow is your grass ever green!

I love crows!... and ravens and am always happy to see pictures!

Check out this Arctic blog for great raven pictures.

http://kiggavik.typepad.com/the_house_other_arctic_mu/2009/04/ol-halfbeak.html

I've got a crow posting on mine too - back on March 8th.

gabrielle said...

Crows. Ahhh!!!!
You will find me at this church.
Loved the tail feathers...

Carletta said...

I see you got that spammy person too! I just spent time deleting those from mine.
I LOVE your crow shots and that last one is awesome - I'd crow about it.
Hope you had a great day too!

Robert said...

Hi Raven - I've visited before, but only today did I get round to properly investigating your blog's contents. I just have to tell you that I'm really impressed with your prose, poems, insights, your life c/w its many difficulties and your overall humanity. I hope I'm not being too gushy... I'll be back for more!

Nessa said...

I love how sleek they look. Fun shots to watch.

Brian said...

I love crows. Thank you. :)

ccorkran said...

You can write a story out of anything. Very creative photos. Hugs Candace

Deborah Godin said...

Loved this jpost, and all your photos! There's no sun out here today, so seeing your shots of sheen on the crows is a real treat!!

Ordinarily Just Me said...

I'm liking the pics of the crows. It ties in ever so nicely with Edgar Allen Poe. Are you a fan?

Chatty said...

Oh, I LOVE the pictures - I hope Pastor Crow found another congregation...
For a while there was fear here in the Phoenix area that all the crows would die - some sort of sickness was decimating their population. Thankfully, they seem to be coming back, and we hear their raucous but welcome voices again.

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