Sunday, December 16, 2007


Food please?



A Dove with a dent from hunkering down on a wire and waiting for the raptor to leave.

The five minute feeding frenzy.

Donegal Browne


Karen Anne said...

Your cherry? tree or probably not:

A.E. Housman -

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my three score years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

Andrew B. said...

Cherry or not is no matter, lovely.

Karen Anne said...

I'm wondering what kind of tree that is? Lincoln seems to have photos of maybe the same kind of tree with his animal friends snacking on the berries from time to time. I would be a good tree to plant for wildlife, it seems. Thanks.

Donegal Browne said...

Karen Anne,

These particular trees are a form of ornamental crabapple.

A nearby High Bush Cranberry was stripped immediately of fruit by birds upon ripening.

The crabapple fruit seems to last through the winter. I'm keeping an eye out to see if they are eaten in the Spring migration after they're shriveled, are smaller and more easily eaten whole.