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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sing a Song of Sixpence...

a pocketful of rye,
four and twenty blackbirds.....

well, I won't be baking any pies today ~
...but here's what was happening out my back window!

a ginormous, crackling, squawking & chortling
mob of blackbirds (starlings) gathered on my cluster of ancient black walnut trees....

I guess they are preparing for the weather-to-come?
they always gather this time of year. but never have I seen such a large bunch before...
drove my poor cats absolutely over the cuckoos nest!

we have "falling weather" here yesterday afternoon, last nighnt & today, a mix of rain & sleet...
the shop will be open only until 2pm today, so if you're venturing out
~ Please Be Careful ~
we also have to drive to Powhatan for Hannah's last band competiton in this mess...
it won't be cancelled unless it is truly undriveable, they will hold it indoors if possible...

(I'll bring my earplugs if that's the case!)
so wish us all luck!

Wishing you all a beautiful day, no matter the weather!

blessings from the farm,



Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Beautiful captures of Mother Nature~ I can hear them Black Birds~I always enjoy pics of the beauty of the country~
have a wonderful day~

Courtney said...

It's always a bit creepy to see so many birds together after The Birds! Good luck with the booming brass at the competition! My Sam played the trumpet...so I know!

Patti said...

Love the photos of the birds ~ Wow! Waht a sight! Have fun, be careful & good luck to Hannah! I have a trombone & a tuba player here at home, so I know what it is like indoors ;)Never did figure out why my youngest decided on the tuba lol!
Blessings, Patti

cucki said...

woww great pictures..i really all those birds so much..very sweet looking sight.
good luck dear for the booming brass at the competition.
love for you xxx

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hauntingly wonderful photos Lori....Love it!! Almost as good as a murder of crows! ;o) Wishing you safe travels my friend....Robin

marly said...

Whenever I hear them I drop everything and run outside to take in the sound. I just love to hear the beautiful racket. I wish it would last a little longer

Rebecca said...

Your photos are lovely, but a little creepy too. You didn't leave the bird seed sack open did you...;)
My thoughts went to the Birds too.

deb said...

I would have loved to seen and heard all that racket in those wonderful trees!!!!!!

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