“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

1.12.2012

birds in trees


wintertime trees stitched to the morning sky.
these birds are long gone by now, the south at last calling them farther home.
they have been playing musical chairs with the wind.

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10 comments:

  1. oh yes, the wind can cause a game of musical chairs to commence.

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    1. i am sure it plays a harmonica in cold blustery weather. i swear i've heard it. :)

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    1. the birds were french knots in my first version. that still makes me laugh.

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  3. they do look like french knots, sug! i love the way you see something so "ordinary" and put it in the spotlight, giving me goosebumps.

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    1. thank you! and thanks for seeing the french knots!

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  4. Musical chairs sounds so beautiful. The wind sounded like it was playing steel drums here last night.

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  5. the robins leave Michigan in August and I mourn their leaving each year, and wait almost without breathing in the spring to hear them again. One lone robin was singing by the tool shed apple tree 2 days ago. My heart sang with it. What a difference one day makes. The entire northern part of the state from mid state up is closed due to snow. Wednesday it was 53 degrees and bare ground. I hope my robin found its way where ever it should have been.

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  6. the birds and the trees, they know things. and they know you know.

    xo

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  7. stitched to the morning sky! How lovely.

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