Thursday photo prompt: Harbinger #writephoto

Sue’s write photo challenge this week is entitled Harbinger

For visually challenged writers, the image shows an odd and ancient-looking magpie with milky eyes and one wing folded over his back, almost like a cloak.

I remember the rhyme from my childhood and also the children’s TV programme.
They say one is for sorrow, and this little chap suggests sad tidings.
But what if he’s not? For all we know he could be doing the Dance of the Seven Feathers to entertain the fledgings, or maybe he’s finding his feet (or wings) having been transformed into a magpie by an evil witch.
Then again, maybe he’s just shy having been caught on camera.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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27 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Harbinger #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    It is several years since I encountered this creature… he has stayed in my mind and heart. I think he is rather special somehow…

  2. Sadje says:

    It seems innocent of any evil doings.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    The Dance of the Seven Feathers sounds fun! 🙂 Nice ponderings Di.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    I love Magpies and always treat them with live and respect 💜💜

  6. jenanita01 says:

    Birds can be vicious little beasts, but they sure know how to survive….

  7. I remember that TV show! I used to love it 😊 It was on when we came home from school.

  8. Nice Di, some birds do get a bad rap.

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