PORCH SENSES: Episode 3

The freezing rain has begun. I can hear my flag crack everytime the wind pushes it…St Andrew is frozen. A neighbour has left her car running for 10 minutes to thaw. She left the radio on tuned loudly to talk radio. The words are not understandable, very muffled. The birds are singing but I cannot see them. They must be in the evergreens… and not a fan of talk radio I presume. There was a sudden drop in temperature then back again. Now I see the icicles have formed on the branches.

PORCH SENSES: Episode 2

More birds today and the sounds of them spreading their joy. Perhaps I would not know of the unhappy birds at all because they hide in silence. Is it out of fear? Social anxiety? Are birds put under pressures from the group to act a certain way?

There is a large metal steeple seen just above our house roofs. A 6 sided silver steeple that comes to a point at the top, capped with a circle t. An obvious power back in it’s day as money was put into large buildings to show strength…or at least people who HAD money wanted to show power. It is a silent figure today. Maybe they have insight into the social construct of birds, …doubtful. A crow uses the circle t as a resting point, caws to show its’ power and flies away. Now that we have lost a few of the ancient trees here, the steeple is one of the highest points here now.