Thursday, February 10, 2011

release...

i've always hidden a geeky bird loving ornathologistical element to my inner self...

but then i moved to arkansas and i just couldn't contain it...hawks, falcons, eagles, turkey vultures, blue birds, cardinals, woodpeckers, hummingbirds...the list goes on...

oh it was all too much...so i embraced the love for all things feathered and winged...and i'm now even the proud owner of a pair of binoculars thanks to mc father-in-law...

i always remember as a child my father talking about corncrakes and curlews and such birds...

when i would go to the gaeltacht in donegal my parents would come to visit on a weekend and they'd be fascinated by the sounds of the birds in the evening because those sounds were almost a rarity back in armagh...

then i received an email form the irish design shop and i decided to share the love...



here are a few more images from yellow hammer...love the simplicity and caricature displayed in the graphics...


i love all of the above prints...i don't know that i've ever seen a kingfisher myself, but i always remember hearing the loud chuckles of a pheasant (how would you describe the sound a pheasant makes) and then watching it fly low above the ground, disturbed from whatever it was doing by something or other...and in the summer when we'd be making hay the swallows always seem to gather in the telephone wires above the fields...the swallows against the yellow backdrop is the perfect choice for this print...

but my favourite print...is the kestrel print and here's why...

i have some weird fascination with eagles and kestrels and falcons and the likes...and i hope to go to one of those places where i get to put on the big heavy glove and have a massive big bird of prey come land on my arm, and i'll get to give it a piece of meat or a mouse or something and then...this is my favourite part...i'll hold out my arm, and raise it up to the sky and i'll say "release" and the bird will spread its wings and take off in flight from me...

2 comments:

jaboopee said...

i love those prints too, i'm off to check out the shop lovely birdwatching nostalgia there and good luck with your birdwatching activities...
joe alway has his binoculars handy too....
me.... i can't see a thing
i remember a bird came into the house via the chimney and terrified the life out of me.

Moo said...

Gorgeous prints; love them all.

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