nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

blue jay on a fall day

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Our cabin is a great place for relaxing. Sometimes we have work to do, but sometimes we just sit back, read, watch birds or talk.

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Often the birds come to us. I have had a hummingbird hover in the open door, just to check out what is inside that peculiar box on the hillside. We often see waxwings in our big pine trees or catch a glimpse of a goldfinch sashaying by.

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This past week, a blue jay came to call. It perched on our grape arbour for a while and then examined our ATV trailer thoroughly. I don’t think he had a clue he was being watched and photographed.

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dark choke-cherries, scarlet keys of ash

hang, counterweight to summer

blue jays strip the branches, berry by berry

v-beaks and hollow throats

                         (from my up-coming book “in the shelter of the covered bridge”)

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

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  1. Sounds like a lovely place to relax and enjoy the day!

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    Rebecca

    October 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    • Yes, it’s worlds away from home, although that’s great too. I think it’s the lack of noise and time-pieces ….

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      jane tims

      October 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm


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