Wake-Up Call

It’s smoky out there (though nothing near as bad as the air quality closer to the wildfires in other parts of BC and the Northwest Territories) so I’m staying inside making a second blog post for the day.

These are photos taken this morning as the red, smoky sun rose over East Vancouver. In capturing these moments I was imagining a message from the crows.

Yet another message to wake up — to a new day; to the undeniable reality of climate change; to the need to make changes now.

That’s already too many words from me, so here are the crows …

I sometimes feel a bit immobilized by hopelessness, but the crows are not impressed by my ennui.

Get off your butt, say the crows, so here are a few ideas for action (mostly for myself.)




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7 thoughts on “Wake-Up Call

  1. I have tripled my bird bath water bowls this summer, and … suprised at the feathers coming in for stand-belly soak (pigeons, crows, downy wood pecker), and the usuals for flutter flapping (chickadee, sparrows, et al). Appreciate your blog June.

  2. Thanks for leaving the suggestions for climate crisis action, June. So important. I’ve been very saddened to see Metro Van move to Level 2 water restrictions because of the drought – and this has meant ALL the downtown office bdlg water fountains are drained. It’s so tough, seeing the urban birds lose the vital water source these downtown office fountains provide. I hope the drought ends soon so fountains can be filled again. As for action – Rebecca Solnit & Bill McKibben said it best, you can have hope even without optimism. Hope at least leads to action something we must all continue to work on. At whatever, and however, small the level. Keep up the action/s, everyone. Keeping the water sources available for your local birds & wildlife is a small but vital one!

    Hope to see you at the studio sale!

  3. We have three crows which have learned to trust us to the point that we sit and talk on an almost daily basis. We have a large bird bath and we feed them a healthy diet. This has also attracted many other types of birds from chickadees to Flickers. I love interacting with Geral the large male as he always has something to say from a standard CAW to a gentle TRILL.

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