Wednesday, July 22, 2009

a fallen crow...

"A photograph is a secret about a secret.
The more it tells you the less you know."
-d. arbus

You may never see a crow's nest.
I feel fortunate that the crow's built a nest in our trees.
But l'm sad that somehow the baby's ended up on the sidewalk
in front of our place, they died after a day or two, except one.
Now l generally don't interfere with nature, well there was that
once l help my cat kill a rabbit, oh and then there was that time
l had to shoot a wounded deer on the highway, but usually...

A friend took the last sickened baby crow, but he didn't make it.


"When beauty and Beauty meet
All naked, fair to fair,
The earth is crying-sweet,
And scattering-bright the air...

-rupert brooke

I am not a veteran of the heat.
I am a fall kind of guy, summer is complacent.
I am putting a new roof on this little home,
so no story this week, maybe you'll come back
late next week and l'll will show you something.



leks said...

A man must do what man must do,put a roof on their little home, :O)
Good luck,all the best and :O)))))

Jenny said...

Wonderfully beautiful and poignant photo and text, Ken!

There is this small crow wood near my home. If a bird of prey approaches, it is usually driven out by hundreds of angry crows. Sometimes I see dead baby birds, like the one on the photo, lying underneath their nests. Very sad.

kenflett said...

Thank you Sandra. :) I hope the rains have stopped for you.

Jenny, thank you for coming by, l appreciate that.

Manon Doyle said...

Beautiful post Ken!
Your family is also beautiful!
Roofing..... don't hurt yourself!

I can't figure out what you used in the piece at the bottom. tile? paper? it's a mystery. love it!

Caio Fernandes said...

i cant resist , i always try to do something , because we ar interfering on their lifes all the time , even when we are sleeping .
about the rest you said , what can i say , i am always a clumpsy imature for the rest .
the pictures are great , i like the clors you are given to then , or at least the sansention of colours , what makes it even stronger and beaulty .
i have more to say , i am coming back soon .you aren'tfree of me . let me just look at that again .

kenflett said...

Thank you Manon. :) The mosaic is made from old floor lino. I like haunting old abandoned shacks, l steal the old boards, rusty nails, floor lino, wallpaper, old lady sitting in the rocker. :)

Caio, you put a smile on my face. your an interesting guy. We'll have grappa and a cigar next time l'm in your woods.

RachelW said...

That is very sad, about the baby crows. I always feel so honoured when birds nest in my space. It's hard not to get attached.

kenflett said...

Your right Rachel. I'm not sure what knocked them out of the nest, perhaps a racoon.
Thanks for coming by. :)

Caio Fernandes said...

there is a post with a link to your blog on my blog now .
if you don't like it , tell me , no problem and i take it out .

Momo Luna said...

The crow is very touching....
I am the lucky one who can watch every year two blackbird lovers and their baby's in my garden.

Ken, not only your art is fascinating but i also do love your stories, your words. I certainly come back to read and see and thiniing and be inspired. The mosaic is great!

Sweet greetz from Holland, Momo Luna

kenflett said...

Thank you Momo. :) l look forward to visiting your fascinating blog.

CathM said...

The 'fallen' and the 'fortunate'... a bittersweet juxtaposition of life :)

kenflett said...

Lovely words you wrote Cath.
would make a nice title for a poem, painting, ... :)
Thanks for your visit.

Renee said...

Wow Ken.

You have love down pat.

The baby and your wife accompanied by the words are amazing.

Thank you Ken.

Love Renee xoxo

Sandy said...

I am so glad to have found you through Caio. Very moving and interesting blog. The wind knocks them out here in Az. I am getting used to it but hate to find them alive.... the worst. Love your photography.

Poetic Artist said...

I came upon your blog and it so inspiring. I do love the mosiac piece. The family looks so nice also. Glad I found your blog.

kenflett said...

Thanks for your comment Sandy.
Arizona, l guess your glad for the wind out there. :)

kenflett said...

Katelen, thanks for visiting. I will be sure to check out your mixed blog. :)

Critty Critty Bang Bang said...

I stumbled across your blog and am quite taken with it.
I'm drinking the kool-aid.

kenflett said...

Thank you Crit. :)

i'll sweeten the cool-aid