Shake 136: Bloomin’ magpies

August 19, 2010

Jem, Japan, year?

Last Spring, my neighbour befriended a pair of huge magpies and their little baby. They were seriously some of the largest black, glossy magpies I’ve seen and they loved to hop by our window now and then, frustrating the cat immensely. I fondly remember the baby’s chirp that lasted all season, but as soon as the chill set in, they were gone.

This morning I looked out the window to see them settling back into her garden waiting for treats, but there are chirps no longer, now there are three massive magpies. Spring is definitely around the corner.

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7 Responses to “Shake 136: Bloomin’ magpies”

  1. Maya Says:

    Are you sure this weas me? This doesn’t look like something I would buy…

  2. snowdomes Says:

    yesiree – Japanese label stuck to the bottom and your name written on it!

  3. Maya Says:

    I thought I had better taste than that. I was obviously having an off day. Which reminds me, I still have some domes from the US at my dad’s house waiting for you, which I am telling you, in the hope that you will remind me the next time I see you.

    • snowdomes Says:

      I worked it out on the weekend. I found another dome that looked like it was supposed to be a twin pack with this one! Now a twin-pack of domes sounds more like you doesn’t it?


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  6. […] I have a favourite season, but I just love this transition from winter to spring. The sun’s out, the magpies are back, a crisp little breeze remains and the coffee tastes even […]


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