In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hey what's up, white throated sparrow

There's a huge contrast between how the white throated sparrow sounds -- angelic, in a sparrowish way -- and how he looks: like a checker cab, like a fancy cat, like he should be wearing retro sunglasses and a slouchy hat with a brim. He looks like a bird who spends the other half of the year surviving an incredibly cool and impossibly stressful hipster scene somewhere. I guess he comes up here to relax.


Janet said...

Wonderful photo, Anne: I had never seen one up close and personal.

yourgogirl said...

What a smashing description! Perfect!