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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Blueberries, grey hair and a murder of crows....


The early and mid-season blueberries are getting ripe. We're eating them out of the bowl and right off the bush faster than we can *make* anything out of them. :-) It's nice having bowls of berries - blue, rasp, straw, etc... to snack on at the studio desk.


See this tree? It resides in the corner of our backyard. It is *very* tall. And then there is the teenaged son that lives here. These creatures (boys, that is) seem to find things like fire, mechanical objects, and tall trees irresistable. Can you see that tiny red object peeking out two-thirds of the way up the tree? That is one of my main sources of grey hair. (I've had to put a stop to all descriptions of paintballing and campouts... That way leads to more grey hairs and ulcers!)


(I know this is blurry - but the tree was swaying in the wind - which was not helping anything! I must amend however, that even though he does testosterone driven things that scare the maternal instincts in me silly, that he is an amazing, brilliant, talented, conscientious, all-around good kid...)


Another back-yard outdoor incident of interest happened this morning... I was checking my email and in glancing up, I saw a beautiful white feather floating by the back window. I happen to be drawing one of those today, so I went outside to retrieve it. As I picked up the feather, I noticed several crows circling around the back yard and vocalizing quite loudly while doing so. In just a few moments they were joined by a few more. And then more! More kept coming until there were a couple of dozen crows cawing, circling and occasionally alighting on the Big Tree. We frequently have two or three crows around, but I've never seen them in these numbers in the back yard. I didn't see anything that they were chasing or flying away from, or any other obvious reason for their volume or distress... But they seemed to be making a 'murder' of a racket!

OK. Back to work.

6 comments:

natural attrill said...

blueberries look delicious, we whizz them up in the blender with other fruit in the mornings, yummy.
Penny.

Joanna said...

Hope the work is going ok. Lucky you with the blueberries mine still arn't ripe.

muddy red shoes said...

Ha Boy children, I have 4 only one still a teen, they scare me silly, but dont you just love them so much. Great pic of your grey hair maker, he looks like one of those tree spirits!

PG said...

I love crows and all of that family, they are so clever and sociable, you can bet that your lot were actually up to something, not just clackering about.

Ulla said...

What a top notch title! the best yet I would say! One thing is for sure, kids keep us on our toes and our blood flowing!

weirdbunny said...

My kids climb a similar sought of tree in our garden, my neice was right at the top of it and I was looking after her!!!