host and banditry by Teri H Hoover
A changing sky of bright white clouds,
emerging into a snowbound contentment
A cheerful insurrection of chickadees and sparrows,
painted into the passive leaves of winter.
photography by Dan Habermehl- Jan 2012
Process notes- Thanks to my brother Dan who takes wonderful photos. He posted this one on his Facebook page on Sunday. It seems we both immediately saw a collection of birds among the dried leaves. It took a bit of untangling the image into words. And then came time for a title. I was aware that there were many collective nouns for groupings of birds... but not THIS many!! A shout out to Red and The Peanut - a great birding blog I just found. I learn so much in the time I pause to write.