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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crows in a Tree


This evening on my way home it was just before dark and the wind was blowing hard. I rode into it and was thankful I was not on a fixie and had the option to downshift. And as I pedaled I watched a large flock of crows as they weaved and floated in the wind above me (is that the correct term...flock of crows?). When I arrived home they were still overhead and I stood and watched them for a few minutes...they were beautiful and graceful. They eventually landed on various trees and swayed in the wind for a few moments before starting off again and heading towards Lake Erie. They looked so peaceful...it made me peaceful.


26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 
Matthew 6:26-27 (NIV)

4 comments:

David Anderson said...

A murder of crows.

Joe said...

Thanks David...I knew it didn't sound correct...my 1980's brain must have been thinking of a Flock of Seagull :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flock_of_seagulls

the_big_smile said...

Hi Joe!

The quote from the bible is one of my very favorites!
Or as Bobby McFerrin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Mcferrin) sang: Don't worry, be happy!

Yes, that's exactly, what we should do!

By the way, I think crows are very interesting birds. For us they are often connected with death and horror. But I think this is because we see them most often in autumn, when it get's cold.
On the other hand they see to be very intelligent and highly social!
Did you know, crows stay together with their partner for a lifetime?

And "A murder of crows" of crows sounds creepy to me.... ;-)
Interesting is, that "murder" is used only for crows and ravens, witch are crow-like birds too.

Joe said...

Big Smile,
That is interesting...a murder of crows...and also how we tend to see them mostly in the autumn, or at least that's when I notice them. And yes, that's one of my favorite Bible passages as well.