Monday, February 09, 2009

More from Catemaco

Oh, I have to add a mini-entry to my longer one. I'm still in the restaurant, downloading my tv shows, getting caught up on discussion boards - and the sun is going down. Suddenly, the air is alive with birds. I look out to the sides of the restaurant, and all the trees are full of birds-mostly grackles, I think. The birds fly from tree to tree, then back again, shrieking, making the most incredible racket. In front of the restaurant, they fly above the cars on the street. There is a flock of ducks on the lake, right out front, and they look as if they're keeping a low profile. What? There's one white bird in the midst of all those grackles. All very eerie.


Kathryn Magendie said...

Sometimes those bird gatherings can seem eerie -is it because of Hitchcock, or did he see the eeriness of it, too! A great visual, though from you...!

Sandra Leigh said...

Thanks, Kathryn. ;>) No, I've never seen "The Birds", at least not the whole movie. I've seen clips from it, and maybe that was enough! Mostly, though, it's the noise that gets to me - that shrieking is just overwhelming. Do you have great-tailed grackles in North Carolina? If you do, you'll know what I'm talking about.

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