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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Did someone say Hitchcock?

As I was driving home the other grey, overcast day, I noticed a crow on the side of the road.

Living in the Pacific Northwest as I do, neither grey skies nor crows are an unusual sight,

but as I looked up past the crow, there were some more over to the right....

...and even more to the left....

...and *more* fluttering eerily overhead...

I must say there was some looking-over-my-shoulder on the way home...
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I think I'll stick to Poe. At least he has only one 'nevermore' raven, rather than a Hitchcockian 'murder' of crows......

9 comments:

clairesgarden said...

they are attracted to paranoia!

Merisi said...

Funny thing is, they are sailing past my window too, an ocean and a continent away! Funny? Spooky, that is, isn't it? And they seem to be "hooded crows", as one of my sweet visitors has pointed out to me.

LDahl said...

They are having a crow caucus...ok, bad pun, but someone had to say it! :)

Vickie said...

For awhile in our town, the crows would pick a spot to stay and stay for a long time. There would be hundreds! It was very much like a Hitcock moment1 If nothing else, you didn't want to walk on the sidewalk!

Tom Kidd said...

One especially brutal winter I was walking through the local cemetery and I noticed a massive number of mangy vultures weighing down a tree. I went over to investigate. Beneath the tree was a partially consumed carcass . . . a deer. A thin layer of new snow covered the untouched parts like someone had pulled a sheet partly over the deceased. Two hours later I passed by again and the deer was gone. Consumed by nature.

Not so much Poe or Hitchcock, more Steven King I think.

Now would an artist take pictures of such a gruesome sight? I did.

PS: My wife got her middle name from "The Raven." Her parents liked Poe.

Jennifer Rose said...

I think they are gorgeous birds :) Didn't realize how small they are compared to Ravens though. Ravens are huge o.0

Tanja said...

Looks like it's the annual crow family gathering for Thanksgiving... :)

Tom Kidd said...

By 'Steven King' of course I meant the English artist/naturalist, not the horror author Stephen King . . . unless I'm just stupid.

moreidlethoughts said...

I expect they got fed up with Ellen continually doing their portraits and hopped across the border!