Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pigeon English


Seen in Montreal's Chinatown.

Here it is fast approaching Christmas and I have not been posting anything remotely seasonal here. 
Truth to tell, I haven't been out taking pictures for quite some time.  So I am digging through my archives of  photos and gift-wrapping them in new colours.

Quite often when I play with my pictures in Photoshop I'm not sure whether I should tuck them into my Décolleté here for you peek at, or over wing them up over on my art blog.
So I'm doing a cross-over.
Or maybe it's a form of  "re-gifting." 

To put it in pigeon English,
I hope you don't think I've gone coo-coo.



24 comments:

  1. Everything you serve us up is tasty as pigeon pie, wherever, however, dressed up, dressed down, decked out in feathers... whatever...

    I would have doubts about walking up that alley though, under the business end of so many plump looking birds. Nice to see you managed to catch one, and put a message on his leg, and send him over here...

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    1. BrOwen,
      You're right to think twice about walking up that alley, passing beneath the welcoming committee. Though they do sell some charming paper parasols in Chinatown that could provide colourful protection from overhead projections.

      I'm not sure about that slice of praise you're offering me here, saying my servings are "as tasty as pigeon pie"--never having tasted it myself. I assume it's nothing like "eating crow."

      Blogging by carrier pigeon...now there's a concept for the birds: The iPigeon.

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  2. Oh I love it!!! and what you wrote here...I love going into my archives to see what new ideas develop ;)

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    1. Danielle,
      Sometimes hoarding can be a good thing! Like an artisan making crafts or an artist creating mixed media, we digital addicts need to have a "stash" of raw materials up our sleeves (and down our décolletés, etc.)

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  3. I quite like the look. I still have photos from summer scheduled to post by mid January so I know the feeling well. If I didn't keep plugging away at it, I'd just have to pigeon my camera. And if I did that, I'd be in mourning. ;)

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    1. Hilary,
      Why should we relegate our photographs into "real time" pigeon holes for blogging?!
      Wait a minute...you have a schedule???!
      "I heard the mourning dove call my name": Isn't that the sequel to W.O. Mitchell's famous novel?

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    2. Hooo? I think that would be Margaret C-raven. ;) (if you meant Owl, that is).

      I think W.O.'s sequel to Hoooo Has Seen the Wind was How I Spent My Summer Hoooliday.

      I was way behind with my photos, having spent most of the past few months away from home (at Frank's and house hunting). So when I finally got to them for about a week, I set up a couple of months worth of blog posts.. hence the scheduling. :)

      Bird puns are fun.. even if we're just winging it.

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    3. So if I understand correctly, you're robin from past layers of pix to feather your blog nest for future days. Evidently, you're on a lay-away plan. Well, if you use up owl that you've hatched to date, beware of the empty nest syndrome!

      You're so right,Hilary-- bird punnery is just ducky.

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    4. Yes, that's eggsactly what I mean. You're a real tweet! :)

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    5. And you are such a hoot!

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  4. I'd like to give you a peck on the cheek for posting such a gorgeous photo. Then I'd like to walk up those staircases and peek inside. More pigeons in there??

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    1. jann,
      Oh,I'm very glad that to hear that you're feeling peckish in the very finest sense of the word! But walking up those staircases and opening up the doors to find yet more pigeons brings to mind scenes from Hitchcock's The Birds! (cue creep music!). I am truly thrilled that you find the photo gorgeous. Mille grazie. xoxo

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  5. this is amazing, the composition, the subtle colours... they are so beautiful, in their quiet, their stillness...

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    1. Roxana,
      It was a flight of discovery for me, bringing light into this dark corner where pigeons congregate to tell their secrets.

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  6. I love this re-gifting zone - feels like home xx

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  7. Yes, I always look up to them while passing beneath; most of the times makes me a bit dizzy, yet enjoyed. Many over here. Still looking for the one called Peace. Can't wait for Christmas. Please have you all a good Tuesday.

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    1. Robert,
      Ah, waiting for the dove of peace. I don't think the pigeons quite fit the bill...in fact a lot of people don't like them. But I think they are quite splendid in their coloured collars and funny in their strutting ways. Be careful looking up at those birds, Robert, you might get a piece of digested birdseed-pie in the eye!

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  8. Oh, this is a lovely shot!

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  9. Lady Fi,
    I feel honoured that you flew in here today to take a peek! I know how busy you are these days with concerts. Am very happy the pigeons pleased you.

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  10. Fabulous shot....not that keen on pidgeons but these chaps look very cute. Not at all as if they are waiting for me to walk by....

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    1. Saj,
      It's said that if a bird poos on you, it's good luck, though I'm not sure who for.

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  11. Louciao, this photo is gorgeous!I love what you've done with it since it seems to give it that special ambiance which is perfect for the setting! :)

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    1. Bella,
      Nice to see you here! Glad you're enjoying the scenery.

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