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Superstitious Lancashire - Animals and Birds

They were a superstitious lot, those old Lancastrians. Naturally they were worried by a myriad of things unseen – the boggarts and ghosts that haunt this county – but they also held superstitious beliefs about all kinds of perfectly visible animals and birds. 873 more words


Cuckoo for Chicken

I eat a lot of chicken, mostly because it’s quick and easy for a non- chef such as myself.  You would think after all the episodes of Chopped, I’d know a thing or two, but no such luck.   262 more words


Birds in Buddhism

“I don’t know anything about consciousness,” a Zen master once declared. “I just try to teach my students how to hear the birds sing.”

At the time Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the founder of San Francisco Zen Center, was responding to a query from a clinical psychologist (1). 1,501 more words


chick in umbrella tree

Eastern Koel chick ensconced in an umbrella tree.



I don’t need to rule the universe. I have my own small kingdom (my home) to rule. That’s enough work for my shoulders to bear. 287 more words

Daily Prompts, Topic Ideas

Spring Building Boom

Spring creeps slowly up our valley and in the last  week we have had 70 mm of rainfall, which is not at all unusual, but yesterday the sun came out. 400 more words