Sunday, November 27, 2016


the thing i like about november is contrast.
it's a month of highs
and lows.
(this year's were some huge ones.)
riding out the changes
isn't easy.
it's worth it, though.
today i watched sky drama
 on my way to my house from home.
a murder of crows tilting through the sky
calling out teasing
and keeping their distance as a bald eagle flew through it all
and landed in a tree. 
there eagle stayed and waited them and eventually me out.
blue jays called, so did a pileated woodpecker,
but still eagle waited.
i drove on.
at home i noticed my barn had leaned a little bit more

 changing profile in the sky.
november's almost done.
i am turning a decade tomorrow, too.


Mo Crow said...

Happy Birthday Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, thank you. i'll be 60 in a few hours. holy moly!

Liz Ackert said...

Welcome to the club ...

Velma Bolyard said...

liz, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, hope you celebrate with cake and balloons and fireworks! just a young thing - but change does happen.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, the fireworks will be in my head, but thanks. and change is a good thing.

neki desu said...

🎁🎉🎉🎂yay for turning decades!
Love the red barn

Ms. said...

I left you a corgi greeting on Face book but hope the turn is not too sharp. May you have a lovely cake and many crumbs of happiness.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, 6 decades is a heck of a long time!
michelle, saw the funny corgis, thanks!

mansuetude said...

A toast to you. May the next ten be filled w love blessings and health. Happy Birthday.

Peace to your heart through this winter (political stoems) and the usual.

mansuetude said...

Storms. And stoems

Velma Bolyard said...

m, thank you for this. stormy weather all around just now.

Barry said...

Hi V - love the crow and eagle story; but my fav is the colours of that shed in the snow. May there be many more turnings for you. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, i know! my barn sadly sinks, but now i am at peace with this leaving. it served well and long.

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