JEWELRY

one by one

The starlings have come, either late this year, or simply on their way through to somewhere else, or perhaps they are hanging out in my yard because the swamp is dried up and they are thirsty.

I put bird baths out with a cringe, knowing they may make it easier for my naughty kitten to hunt, and hope for the best.

As I sit in my studio, working away, the shadows of these starlings cross my window, one, two, and then dozens, hundreds.

I run outside to watch them swoop and fly in a great living cloud, my own private murmuration.

They land on a wire, evenly spaced, and chatter and wait, planning their next move.

Autumn creeps in on wings of fancy.

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  • Debi September 12, 2012 at 8:30 am

    i am liking this coming autumn of yours. very much.

  • missing moments September 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Wonderful capture … same thing seems to occur here but with less numbers. All of a sudden, they appear, eat, drink and fly away.

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo September 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Don’t you love it when they fly in large groups, there’s something mystical and amazing about it at the same time.

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