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Hitchcockian [Oct. 14th, 2005|07:33 pm]
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This afternoon, flights of small birds exploded from the dogwood tree, one after another. With much avian chattering, they would veer and glide across the street to alight in a nearby ponderosa. I kept thinking that the dogwood couldn't possibly hold more birds, but they kept emerging, in groups of three or four, until I'd counted more than three dozen. Then I quit counting. What were all those birds doing in that one tree? Conspiring? Engaging in some sort of feathered-friend orgy? They behaved as though they were drunk. They would flutter about in the pine tree for a few minutes, chirping loudly, then depart eastward. Maybe this is a rest stop on their migration route. If I were to examine the dogwood, maybe I'd find its branches coated with droppings. I don't think I'll go over there.

The afternoon sky was luminous gray, the way it gets when a storm is gathering. This evening there is a freshening breeze, and the mulberry branches are scraping the rain gutter, making it groan. There are now sufficient fallen leaves to make a pleasant skittering sound when sudden gusts drive them across the pavement. To the east, the clouds are not yet fully formed, and a halo surrounds the moon where it glows amid bright haze. That persistent cricket still chirps, undeterred by the air's growing chill. Altogether, it is a perfect October evening. Later, there might be a display of moonlight on clouds. I'd enjoy that.

Also, I have this on good authority: Les poulets n'ont pas de chaises. Though I'm not sure why, I felt that this might be important enough that it ought to be passed on.
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[User Picture]From: waning_estrogen
2005-10-15 05:13 am (UTC)
the chickens do something on chairs?
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2005-10-15 05:24 am (UTC)
It's cryptic, but I fear fowl deeds impend.
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From: m_leprae
2005-10-16 01:04 am (UTC)
Die Hähnchen haben keine Stühle!
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2005-10-16 02:17 am (UTC)
And I have no umlauts!

(Interesting that hahn means both "cock" and "plug for a bunghole." I wonder if either Beavis or Butthead bore the surname Hahn?)
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From: m_leprae
2005-10-17 12:50 am (UTC)
That explains this then!
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