Thursday, May 29, 2008


I found these fantastic 19th century Japanese woodblock prints on Pink Tentacle. They illustrate men posing as a hawk, duck and crow respectively (have a look, there are more). They brought to mind the 'owl' that roosts in our garden on occasion.

Maybe now is the time to revive this fad for mimicking birds which was all the rage at parties in the Edo.
Still on the subject of birds, if you have a minute read this fabulous quote by James Thurber posted on Fed By Birds.


Anonymous said...

Please tell Owl thank you for making me laugh out loud.

Anonymous said...

Whooo is that owl? A wol in wool. I too laughed out loud. So delightful. Thank you.

Michael said...

That's a real hoot!

Thanks for brightening my day. =)