Wednesday, October 7, 2009

raised on robbery

I think my squirrel buddy is trying to tell us that it is going to be a cold winter. yesterday morning I looked out back and saw found him stealing the backyard prayer flags! had I known he was looking for material to line his nest I would have put out some fabric scraps, no shortage of those in the home of a quilter! he did abscond with a blue flag - click here to see a wee slide show of the thief running off with his loot.

joni singing her rollicking fun song raised on robbery. the song first appears on the album court and spark, released in 1974. speaking of joni, thanks to a head's up from blogging bud steve one of the books I'm currently reading is michelle mercer's biography of joni's early songwriting years will you take me as I am - wonderful book, and I recommend it to fellow joni aficionados.

10 comments:

Steve said...

Hi K -- glad you're reading Mercer's book! It's fab, isn't it?? Thanks for the nod -- I wondered why I was getting so many hits from your blog! :)

Roy said...

Heh, heh! There was a news story recently where American flags were disappearing from the graves in a veteran's cemetery, and people thought it was "pinko" vandalism (the local sheriff's term) until one of the sherriff's deputies discovered it was the local squirrels lining their nests for the winter.

Great Joni video! I had to blink hard when I saw the pianist, though. Was that Lyle Mays? Several looks later, and I was convinced it was Lyle, but just to be sure, I looked him up on Wiki, and sure enough he recorded one album with her and did a tour or two. Wild! The man who with Pat Metheney set the pace for the jazz fusion genre starting in the '70s. Wild! The music industry really is a small, small world.

ArtSparker said...

Wow, very inspiring...a squirrel malefactor.

Skip Simpson said...

Those photos of your "bandit" were precious! LOL!

Tom said...

funny squirrel...of course they are sort of a mouse...or a big rat.
like your photostream as well...ain't flickr a hoot?

aleph said...

Good photo! Wonderful, where did that squirrel come from? where was she hidding? Mi little daughter is enchanted with it!

Ribbon said...

no squirrels in my corner of the world... so cute and clever too.

:) best wishes Ribbon

Brian Miller said...

i love watching squirrels playing..he ust may know something we do not...

musicjunkie said...

We have a new roommate at our place. We had some unsalted peanuts that were going to go uneaten so I tossed a few to our squirrel buddy (which drove our dog nuts). But now he tends to frequent our attic space!

Anonymous said...

Such a clever squirrel! And to think given a minute or two delay in your looking out the window, you would have misssed this moment - amazing! Good catch!
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