More wind! (and a story hint)

How many wind storms can we have in one winter? Right now, the trees in my yard are dipping and dancing, and a rolling current of crows just flowed over the neighbourhood rooftops like snowboarders over a mountain.

The crows do seem to be enjoying themselves, but the dancing frenzy of the trees is getting me nervous. I should probably get off the computer before a branch falls on the power lines again.

To be honest, what I really need to do is get off the internet and get to work on my current story. I have a deadline looming, and I’m not as far along in the writing as I’d like to be. I need to stay away from internet distractions (and the urge to write crow and wind haiku) until I get a serious chunk of writing done.

I’ll leave you with two hints about the story I’m working on:

1. I found out last spring that there are crows in Japan (really big crows).

2. The oldest comic, or manga, in Japan is said to be the 12th century Choju jinbutsu giga (Frolicking Animals and Figures Scrolls).

Tokyo crow

(crow in Ueno Park, Tokyo, Spring 2006)

4 Responses to “More wind! (and a story hint)”

  1. Heather Says:

    I love the photo, but can’t really guess what you’re working on. A story about Japanese crows? You should be able to slip some haiku into that!

  2. Crafty Green Poet Says:

    I love that photo! I was blogging about the wind today, a post with a haiku too! I wonder how many storms we can have in one winter too.

  3. Jean-Pierre Antonio Says:

    The crow sees a lot
    More than I can imagine
    From his temple perch

  4. floatingclouds Says:

    Funny. We have a lot in common! Our ‘about’ statement sounds like we copied each other!🙂 I am a writer. Have a thing about crows and lucky cats. Look for beauty in unlikely places. There is a crow photo and story in my blog. I have many photos of my crazy, rescued feral calico cat and my lucky cat…which she promptly knocked off the shelf and broke as soon as I brought it home from SF Chinatown. I had to glue it all back together. How lucky is that? (Maybe I’ll post photo to my blog someday, after I get past this road trip thingie I am currently creating). Nice blog, by the way.

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