August 25, 2007
Missing pigeons: verse catharsis
I holidayed in sunny Spain
Dodging Denmark's summer rain
After two weeks I came home again
To a pigeon nesting on my balcony
As I stepped out to my surprise
I was regarded by bright orange eyes
Overcome with suspicion she took to the skies
That pigeon nesting on my balcony
She left behind a nest, quite rough
Round in shape made of twigs and stuff
Still representing a labour of love
Of the pigeon nesting on my balcony
And in the middle of this strange sight
A small egg sat, pure bluey white
Perfectly ovoid, reflecting the light
Laid by the pigeon nesting on my balcony
The days passed by, and I watered my flowers
Pigeon sat on that egg for hours and hours
Safe from any predator that devours
Pigeons nesting on balconies
And then not long after, I watered the plants
Looked in the nest and did a small dance
There was a sight to thrill and entrance
A baby pigeon in the nest on my balcony
Pink and wrinkled, small and yellow
An ugly unprepossessing fellow
Among the broken eggshell though
The pride of the pigeon nesting on my balcony
The chick's eyes opened and he grew, and grew
And filled the nest; feathers came through
If you got too close he would try and peck you
That guard pigeon in the nest on my balcony
I woke up, scratching and yawning
And stepped outside into the morning
And they both had gone without warning
The pigeon and her chick on my balcony
I count it as a mystery
The mother, obviously, flew away
But the chick had vanished into the day
No pigeon nesting on my balcony
August 24, 2007
Day 11: The case of the missing pigeons ...
Walter's chick day 9
Walter's chick day 5
August 17, 2007
Walter's chick day 4
August 15, 2007
Walter's chick, day 2
August 14, 2007
Walter Pigeon and child ...
Walter Pigeon set up home on my balcony sometime between 18/7 and 31/7 ...
She laid an egg in the nest ...
... which hatched sometime in the last 24 hours!
So I'm having some white wine to toast the newly-baked mother.
August 12, 2007
The Phoenix mission to Mars launched on August 4th. The spacecraft is carrying a mini-DVD with art and literature pertaining to Mars, and the names of 250,000 people - and mine is one of them!