Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Every year our yard serves as a playground for at least one baby crow (sometimes two, depending on how many eggs the parents hatch). We have had one die in our yard, which broke our hearts. Not everyone is as gentle or appreciative of these incredible birds, and some folk will do what we consider to be unspeakable things given the chance. But generally our encounters with them are positive. Today, we even got to witness the joy of seeing our current crow baby take one of it’s first successful flights. It caught me off guard at first – and so I didn’t follow it as easily as I would have, but you can see it soar on the clip I managed to snag. Once they get started, it doesn’t take them long to master it at all. Pretty darn cool.
We really do love and respect these beautiful animals. They’ve always held great significance for me. And I truly treasure every interaction we are lucky enough to have with them. We are very blessed that they have chosen our yard to come back to year and year again.
See y’all at the Pride Parade tomorrow!!! Look for me! I’ll the one dressed all in yellow on the Avenue Community Center’s float, and you can’t miss the girl! I’ve done up a rainbow tutu and headpiece for the girl, she says she’s the Rainbow Bride. Spent the day sewing her stuff and my skirt. It’s gonna be EPIC!