Welcome back and Stamp Sunday

crow3 It's been awhile since we posted. Sorry! We haven't given up our love for crows, life just gets busy. We are back now and look forward to posting more regularly. We saw this beautiful crow by the waterfront. I wonder what he was thinking about...such intelligent birds. As it is a Sunday, we will throw in a corvid stamp -- and start a new tradition -- Stamp Sunday! Hope you enjoy!
Raven Stamp from Russia
Raven Stamp from Russia

The Bothell Crows

Thousands of crows roost on the University of Washington Bothell campus every night.
Thousands of crows roost on the University of Washington Bothell campus every night.
I have always loved crows. And recently I learned about the tens of thousands of crows that roost at the Bothell campus of the University of Washington. Of course, I had to go check it out. I don't think any number of pictures or videos I share will help share the experience with you. It is just something you should experience for yourself. They covered trees. They covered rooftops, they filled up light posts, the goal posts on the field. They flew around by the hundreds. There were literally crows everywhere. After dark, they descended upon the field itself with the lights shining down on them. It was like the most raucous, fun bird party ever. And they do this every night! The sounds they made are indescribable. It was really amazing to experience. Some might think it is straight out of a horror movie, but for me, these crows are fascinating. I was in awe for hours watching them gather. They met up like old friends and family at the end of their day. They flew in from every direction--from far away. While I was on my way to the campus I felt like one of the crows going towards the great meeting place. It was just really something I cannot explain well enough. I can't do it justice. I think I've found the place I will visit as often as possible. That said, here are some links for more information.
  • Crows on Campus (University of Washington page on the crows)
  • Bothell Crows Facebook page (They have their facebook page...they are that big of a deal!)
  • A great video of them (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X98N18-Kp88)
  • The Experience of 10,000 Crows (The Metropolitan Field Guide)
  • A video about the crows made by The Metropolitan Field Guide (https://youtu.be/T6MFRpwiZ7A)

Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows (Part 4)

Part 4 of the lovely Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by R.M. Illustrated by JB. If you missed any, see the end of this post.

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The next part of this book will be posted tomorrow! =)

If you missed any parts of this book, you can see all the parts here:

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of CAW! CAW!, by RM

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Title: CAW! CAW!
       The Chronicle of Crows, A Tale of the Spring-time
Author: RM
Illustrator: JB
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Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by RM

Caw! Caw! Or The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by RM, illustrated by J.B. It is a fun, lovely crow book. Lots of poetry with crows. This is well-worth the read. Try reading it aloud! =) If you dare, try reading it aloud AND recording it for me to post! =) I'd love that. Here are the first six pages... beautiful illustrations as well as fun poems. I will post the next six or so pages tomorrow. =) I hope you enjoy!

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  The next part of this book will be posted tomorrow, so don't forget to come back!

If you missed any parts of this book, you can see all the parts here:

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This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org

Title: CAW! CAW!
       The Chronicle of Crows, A Tale of the Spring-time
Author: RM
Illustrator: JB
Release Date: August 22, 2007 [EBook #22374]
Language: English

Johnny Crow’s Garden

Following the March theme of National Read Aloud month, I am sharing another lovely story about Johnny Crow by L. Leslie Brooke. This one is titled Johnny Crow's Garden. It is read aloud by someone, but I am not certain whom. I got the files from the Project Gutenberg e-book series. I hope you enjoy it. =) Click the following title (Johnny Crow's Garden) to listen:

Johnny Crow's Garden

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JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN

A PICTURE BOOK

DRAWN BY

L. LESLIE BROOKE

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First Edition, 1903

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JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN.

 
Johnny Crow Would dig and sow
Johnny Crow
Would dig and sow
 
Till he made a little Garden.
Till he made a little Garden.
 
And the Lion
And the Lion
 
Had a green and yellow Tie on
Had a green and yellow Tie on
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Rat Wore a Feather in his Hat
And the Rat
Wore a Feather in his Hat
 
But the Bear Had nothing to wear
But the Bear
Had nothing to wear
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
So the Ape
So the Ape
 
Took his Measure with a Tape
Took his Measure with a Tape
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
Then the Crane
Then the Crane
 
Was caught in the Rain
Was caught in the Rain
   
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Beaver Was afraid he had a Fever
And the Beaver
Was afraid he had a Fever
 
But the Goat Said:
But the Goat
Said:
 
"It's nothing but his Throat!"
"It's nothing but his Throat!"
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Pig Danced a Jig
And the Pig
Danced a Jig
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
Then the Stork Gave a Philosophic Talk
Then the Stork
Gave a Philosophic Talk
 
Till the Hippopotami Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?'"
Till the Hippopotami
Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?'"
 
While the Elephant Said something quite irrelevant
While the Elephant
Said something quite irrelevant
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Goose-- Well,
And the Goose--
Well,
 
the Goose was a Goose
the Goose was a Goose
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Mouse
And the Mouse
 
Built himself a little House
Built himself a little House
 
Where the Cat
Where the Cat
 
Sat down beside the Mat
Sat down beside the Mat
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Whale
And the Whale
 
Told a very long Tale
Told a very long Tale
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Owl Was a funny old Fowl
And the Owl
Was a funny old Fowl
 
And the Fox
And the Fox
 
Put them all in the Stocks
Put them all in the Stocks
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
But Johnny Crow He let them go
But Johnny Crow
He let them go
 
And they all sat down to their dinner in a row
And they all sat down
to their dinner in a row
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 

"GOOD-BYE!"

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Johnny Crow’s Party

March is National Real Aloud month and so, I will do just that---read aloud. I will read aloud and record a story for you. It is public domain provided by Project Gutenberg. As you may have noticed by the title, it is crow related. =) And so, grab a cup of tea, sit back and turn the volume up and listen to a story. I will include the pictures as well! =) I hope you enjoy it.

Johnny Crow's Party read by Me

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JOHNNY CROW'S PARTY

ANOTHER PICTURE BOOK

DRAWN BY

L. LESLIE BROOKE

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Johnny Crow Plied Rake and Hoe
Johnny Crow
Plied Rake and Hoe
 
And improved his little Garden.
And improved his little Garden.
 
And the Eagle
And the Eagle
 
Looked quite regal
Looked quite regal
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden
In Johnny Crow's Garden
 
And the Cockatoo Said "Comment vous portez vous?"
And the Cockatoo
Said "Comment vous portez vous?"
 
And the Gander
And the Gander
 
Didn't understand her;
Didn't understand her;
 
But the Flamingo Talked the same lingo
But the Flamingo
Talked the same lingo
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Bear
And the Bear
 
Sang a sentimental Air,
Sang a sentimental Air,
 
But the Giraffe Was inclined to laugh;
But the Giraffe
Was inclined to laugh;
 
Even the Duckling Couldn't help chuckling In Johnny Crow's Garden.
Even the Duckling
Couldn't help chuckling
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
Then the Snake
Then the Snake
 
Got entangled with the rake
Got entangled with the rake
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
And the Cock
And the Cock
 
Had a very nasty knock;
Had a very nasty knock;
 
So the Hen Said:
So the Hen
Said:
 
"We'll never come again
"We'll never come again
 
To Johnny Crow's Garden!"
To Johnny Crow's Garden!"
 
And the Sheep
And the Sheep
 
Went to sleep,
Went to sleep,
 
And the Armadillo
And the Armadillo
 
Used him for a pillow;
Used him for a pillow;
 
And the Porcupine
And the Porcupine
 
Said: "Wake me if for talk you pine!"
Said: "Wake me if for talk you pine!"
 
In Johnny Crow's
In Johnny Crow's
 
Garden.
Garden.
 
And the Kangaroo
And the Kangaroo
 
Tried to paint the Roses blue
Tried to paint the Roses blue
 
Till the Camel Swallowed the Enamel.
Till the Camel
Swallowed the Enamel.
 
  And the Reindeer Said: "I'm sorry for your pain, dear!"

And the Reindeer
Said: "I'm sorry for your pain, dear!"
 
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
So the Chimpanzee Put the Kettle on for Tea;
So the Chimpanzee
Put the Kettle on for Tea;
 
And the Seal
And the Seal
 
Made a very big Meal;
Made a very big Meal;
 
While the Sole Shared a Muffin with the Mole In Johnny Crow's Garden.
While the Sole
Shared a Muffin with the Mole
In Johnny Crow's Garden.
 
  Then they picked the Flowers, and wandered in the Maze, And before they went their several ways

Then they picked the Flowers, and
wandered in the Maze,
And before they went their several ways
 
They all joined together In a Hearty Vote of Praise
They all joined together
In a Hearty Vote of Praise
 
Of Johnny Crow and his Garden.
Of Johnny Crow and his Garden.
 

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OTHER BOOKS WITH

DRAWINGS BY LESLIE BROOKE.

JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN

JOHNNY CROW'S NEW GARDEN

THE GOLDEN GOOSE BOOK (The Golden Goose Tom Thumb The 3 Bears The 3 Little Pigs)

RING O' ROSES A collection of Old Nursery Rhymes

THE HOUSE IN THE WOOD and Other Old Fairy Stories

A ROUNDABOUT TURN By ROBERT H. CHARLES

THE NURSERY RHYME BOOK Edited by ANDREW LANG

THE TAILOR AND THE CROW

 

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Antique Crow and Raven Prints

I came across some beautiful Corvid Antique Prints on Amazon. I thought I would share with all of you corvid lovers in case you wanted to get them, they are reasonably priced.
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Raven, Magpie, Nutcracker, Jay, Roller - 1805 SCARCE Origial Antique Print by Abraham Rees

Overall dimensions of print including blank margins: 8 x 10 1/4 inches --- 1 inch = 2,54 cm --- Type of paper: Heavier, wove --- Publisher: Abraham Rees, Longman, Hurst, Paternoster, London, as the Acts Directs --- Legend to the illustrations in the print: Fig. 1. Raven, 2. Magpie, 3. Nutcracker, 4. Jay, 5. Crested Jay, 6. Common Roller.

Grip, Charles Dickens' Raven, antique print, 1870
Grip, Charles Dickens' Raven, antique print, 1870
 
  • Caption below print: '"Grip," The Late Mr. Charles Dickens's Raven'
  • Condition: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Verso text quite apparent; Blemish in margin.
  • Size: 12.5 x 22.5cm, 4.75 x 8.75 inches (Medium)
  • Type & Age: Year printed 1870. Antique wood engraved print
  • Verso: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.
Both are for sale on Amazon through antique print sellers. Here are the links respectively, one and two.