Friday, June 27, 2008

Rook against the Sky


A bit of a sultry sky this week. Actually it was a couple of weeks back. I'd been to see my dentist about a broken tooth and when I came out, there was some twenty minutes to spare before my bus home. Most of the market traders were packing up ready to go home after the earlier torrential summer downpour. I took shelter under an empty stall and watched this rook ruling the roost on top of another stall.

You can see a close-up of the rook on my photoblog Sithenah.

For more Skywatch Friday posts from around the world, see Wigger's World

31 comments:

  1. I'm back ... oh no, cried blog world ... he's back!

    But I'm glad I came back or else I would have missed this great roof!

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  2. Gerald: The clouds didn't get colorful but the roof certainly was.

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  3. Love it, Gerald! And, there are those wonderful lamp posts, again.

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  4. That was Roof Watch Friday - and very nice too!

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  5. Nice rooke and sky but love the coloured roofs.

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  6. I was immediately taken with the colorful roof, and then concluded that the Rook had found a very lovely perch indeed.
    varying seasons

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  7. Ha, when I saw the title I thought it would be a chess piece. So a rook is a bird? Aha.
    Fun colors in the roof.

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  8. I am now taking a diminishing dose of steroids for my Rheumatoid Arthritis pain and it works. I believe the chemotherapy drug is spelled "Methotrexate" that is used to treat a lot of things from cancer to arthritis will be used next. I just relish in being pain free.

    So I am not participating in Sky Watch Friday just because I might not be able to make it around to all.


    I enjoyed seeing your blog post for Sky Watch Friday and I thought your photography was excellent. A remarkable photo, Gerald.

    I don't know if you like to read or not but if you do this place is amazing.

    I just got my first shipment of used books from Strand's bookstore in New York City, day before yesterday and they are in excellent condition.

    They have 18 miles of used books. Think about that—18 miles. I had to start out by just choosing a category, like photography, and go from there.

    I don't know how in the world they can keep track of so many books.

    Look up Strand bookstore or copy and paste the URL here: http://www.strandbooks.com/app/www/p/home/

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  9. Oho... someone just loves colours !!

    Hope your visit to the dentist was ok. Nice weekend.

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  10. Nice to see my friend the Rook making it on Sky Watch Gerald.. I'm sure it was in the carpark at Asda..

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  11. Great picture. The bird chose the most colorful perch he could find. :)

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  12. Pretty one for SWF! Which reminds me the quote... "we all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon".... Mine's up too hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!

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  13. love the pastel color roof, Sky Watch ~ fun people taking amazing photos, nicely done.

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  14. I love the color of the roof and that cute bird! Nice shot. :D

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  15. I love silouhettes of birds. Thank you for sharing the close-up. Wonderful.

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  16. Love the candy colours of the roof to contrast with black bird and sky! Nice shot!

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  17. Beautiful, but i am intrigued with the roof, such lovely colors

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  18. I really like the colours on the roof.

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  19. Nice Sky Watch photo!
    I enjoyed seeing Rooks when I visited Enlgand for the Bird fair.

    I also like the various colelctive nouns used for them - a building of rooks, a clamour of Rooks & my favourite; a parliament of Rooks, which is very appropriate collective noun over here for slightly different reasons.

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  20. Colourful:) This is exactly what you find join SWF:)

    Petunia's SWF

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  21. The rook really pops against the warm reddish tone. Very nice shot!

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  22. Good skywatch picture. Very colorful, which is nice. :)

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  23. That's such a neat photo. The colorful roof stands out so nicely against the gray sky.

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  24. Great capture and nice-fun roof colors.
    Have a nice weekend, Gerald.

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