|Lovely crow in my birdbath|
|She had some tidbit that she wanted to soak.|
I am enjoying the antics of a crow in my yard who keeps coming to my birdbath. Yesterday she brought something, couldn't tell what, that I think she was eating. She kept dipping it in the water and playing with it, then drinking water herself, and finally taking whatever it was and flying off. It was great fun to watch and today she is back again playing in the birdbath even while my yard guys are working nearby. She is absolutely gorgeous and my photos don't really do her justice, but I am trying to capture her and if I were outside sitting a ways away I would probably get better photos, but I lack the patience for that. My telephoto lens did capture a lot! Anyway, here are the photos I did get and I hope they give you an idea of just how magnificent this lovely bird is. I know she will be the subject of several poems along the way.
|Not sure where she got her tidbit, but she loves it!|
|She is now sitting on my fence behind the tree.|
I also am including some photos of my latest artistic endeavors namely crocheting amigurumi critters and woodcarving (definitely just a beginner in both). I am branching out but my main efforts lately have still been with my poetry. I have found lots of kindred spirits on both Facebook and Twitter and I'm really enjoying trying my hand at various forms of poetry. And my Tanka Diary (see link at the top of this page) is muddling along as well. I like the idea of writing a daily journal which readers can make comments on, and I like the discipline of attempting a tanka every day, even if I find some of my efforts a bit lame at the end of a long day when I'm tired, but I still think I am learning and the discipline is worth the effort. I'm also branching out a bit and posting my poetry on several poetry websites and I am continually amazed at how well it is received.
|My first effort at woodcarving--a self-portrait|
|My first amigurumi creatures--pattern says they are|
hamsters, but they seem mor like slugs to me, but
I think they are very cute!
|All three cats enjoying the sun--Laoise, Thackeray, and Sasha|