Monday, July 20, 2009

Ravens & Crows

Those smart birds who patrol the lawns, flipping leaves and twigs, making comments about each one. Talk about multi-tasking. They can inspect, walk, rearrange their feathers, and watch everything around them at the same time.

This is a great sculpture/dish shown at the Phoenix NCECA convention early this year. I wish I knew who made it. It was in a student? group? satellite show in one of the hotels, I believe.

Maybe this person has listened to ravens or crows just a bit too long. Or is it a dish for serving humble pie?

In any case, it is certainly engaging work and a nice piece.

We don't have ravens, but we certainly have crows. Big ones.

Just for laughs, they land on top the ducks bobbing in the bay, they dive-bomb any eagle who shows up. They try to drive away the squirrels with noise and make nasty comments about my husband when he's in the yard. You'd think they owned the place.

But there's always a flip-side. Right now, the local crows are being nagged by their adolescent children. The offspring are nearly as big as their parents and can now only be distinguished by the 'feed me' squawk and trembling wings posture.

"Gimme, Gimme, Gimme." There is no rest. "Dad, can I have the car? Oh, pleeeeese."

Ah, it's always the same.......

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