Thursday, July 05, 2007

Strange Obsessions


Magpies have been much on my mind of late, partly due to seeing so many in England and Finland, but also because of something I'm writing right now. You can learn a lot about them at this terrific site, Raven's Aviary, including traditional stories and myths about all the corvidae. They have had their effect on many across the world and through time.

Somehow having a day off has mixed up my sense of what day it is...

UPDATE: But I do have shed envy!

4 comments:

shsimko said...

ron always called the magpies "my friends" when we were there. Seems everytime I would go out, magpies would come around. Suited me fine as I love them. Then, of course, it progressed to seeing only black and white cats every time we went out.... *l*

K. A. Laity said...

St. Francis of Greenwich! Animals know they have a friend in you (or as Ron might say, a soft touch -- of course who was it that rescued Hemi?).

;-)

Cranky Yankee said...

And speaking of shed envy, here's one more for you.
http://www.boingboing.net/2007/07/05/shed_of_the_year_200.html

Enjoy!

K. A. Laity said...

I really liked how she called the tardis shed a "David Tennant trap" -- hee hee. There are some amazing sheds at that site (which is where Boing Boing leads to). Gardens and sheds are a much more serious thing in Britain than they are here. Can't wait to have our own yard and perhaps, who knows, a shed! Although given most city lots in Albany, the shed may have to be tardis-lke in many ways (lots being very very tiny or non-existent).