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

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!"

This eBook (Johnny Crow's Garden) 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.net

 

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.

A Crow at a Scarecrow Festival

In St. Charles Illinois they have the "St Charles Scare Crow Festival". Over 100 custom made scarecrows are displayed and voted upon. There is lots of entertainment, food, drink and fun to be had. I am not much for scaring off crows but I found one entry rather ironic...
Photo found on flickr -- uploaded by RuggerJoe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ruggerjoe/1539127072/in/set-72157602359145704/)