Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Orange and black are aggressive colors. They are the colors of sports teams and Halloween. When I saw orange and black in the plum tree I got out my camera. A big oriole was making a meal of the bugs and worms there.

He was a bird with attitude.
When he flew to the lawn he was met by an adversary.

None shall pass.
None shall pass!

I have no quarrel with you, good Sir, but I must cross this lawn.
Then you shall die.
I command you to stand aside!

I move for no bird.
So be it!

Now! Stand aside, worthy adversary.
Come on you pansy!

You are indeed brave, Sir, but the fight is mine.
Oh, had enough, eh?

Look, stop that.
Chicken! Chicken!

Right, I’ll do you for that!
You’ll what?
Come ‘ere!
What are you going to do, bleed on me?

I’m invincible!
You’re a loony.

I always triumph!--Have at you!
Come on then!

All right; we’ll call it a draw.

Oh, oh, I see, flying away, ‘eh?

You orange fool! Come back here and take what’s coming to you…I’ll bite your leg off!

And if you haven’t already guessed, the script is adapted from the clash between The Black Knight and King Arthur in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail.


beth said...

i saw you....i saw you !
granted, you looked a bit snow covered and cold...but there you were in all your glory !!!

thank you thank you thank you !!!

Linda Sue said...

HAHAHAHAHA, my FAVE! You are brilliant Ms. looney, BRILLIANT I say! The photos are incredible- I want your camera! Tell me what it is and the lenses you have or just send it to me...along with the talent behind the lens...

Anonymous said...

I love your pictures and your narration of the attack. So awesome!

DayPhoto said...

You always catch animals in the most exciting ways and seem to know exactly what they are saying.


Jeannelle said...

Oh, Leenie, what a superb post! Very clever and the first photo is just gorgeous.

I like your header, too. Maybe you've had it there awhile.....I haven't been doing much blog reading lately. Happy blogging!

TheSims said...

Was it an African swallow or a European swallow?

b said...

Oh, great post. I'm with Linda Sue... I want your camera! Such vivid colors.

jeanie said...

ha ha ha ha - gorgeous photos.

Although your narration was drowned out with the bird singing "I'm so pretty, I'm so pretty, I'm so pretty and witty and wISE"

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow!! This is just outstanding!! I can't believe it..what captures. If I could catch something besides a lizard (lol)..I'd be beside myself. Your little narration spices it up quite nicely I might add! The colors are pure delight against the vivid green grass- bravo and thanks for this share-

Laura said...

Wonderful commentary to go along with the even a more wonderful photo series! You are so creative and the story fits perfect with the bird’s actions.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous photos - and as for the commentary .... just brilliant!! A really entertaining post!!!

Unknown said...

Its just a flesh wound!.... wait... we already got one!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

You have a lot of patience! Great telling. Unmistakable Monte Python fun. -J

hanna-happenings said...

moahahaha! I love it I love it! You have such a
That kind of
that comes with being in the
of Nature! Lucky You!

justahumblebee said...

beautiful shots :)