Saturday, March 10, 2007

Magpie in the hospital grounds


Look at his lovely blue and black feathers. His shy soul mate flew away before i could get the pair of them.

There is a branch of fortune telling called augury, predicting the future based on how many birds you see.
In Britain it is magpies, and in America crows..

"One for sorrow,
two for mirth,
Three for a wedding,
four for a birth,
Five for silver,
six for gold,
Seven for a secret not to be told.
Eight for heaven,
nine for hell,
And ten for the devil's own sel'.


My sister loves magpies.I did her a watercolour once for her birthday. I know they are maligned but i love them!

2 comments:

lisa said...

Cool bird...like a crow with a vest! Do they "chatter like magpies", too?

snappy said...

Lol,thats funny.They are like crows with sexy blue vests.They can be quite vocal, and also endearing.They always fly around in mating pairs I think.
They like flashy silver/gold jewellry too, and hoard it.I think they are characters at the hospital.