Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Welcome back to the inside of my head. It can be a wasteland in there. You might want to bring some water. Don’t chicken out — come on inside. You’re no dumb-cluck. Later you can crow to the world that you survived. Can you tell where I’m going yet?
For the Birds
Sometimes the inside of my head is a long winding road through unhospitable terrain… and generally it’s just for the birds! I’ve used birds in several of my stories. Owls have been in Atonement, Tennessee. Hawks have been in the Pip’s 1920s Three Ingredients series, as well as a macaw parrot. Pigeons came into Hullaba Lulu. In Thistledown, Midsummer Bedlam, there was an irate chicken and everyone’s favorite, Bob the hummingbird. Oh, and don’t forget Jinx the magpie in Brother Love. I’m sure I’m overlooking some.
In my serial “The Armadillo Files” the character named Fang is terrified of owls. He often teases the protagonist about her unruly hair. More than once, he has compared Dilly to a Polish of “fancy” chicken. Thinking about that, I was inspired to do a Thursday Doors post featuring chicken coops.
Here comes our tour guide, Cordy. Note the little square door.
Cordy wants us to see some chicken houses in her neighborhood before showing the more unusual ones. A couple of her friends are at their chicken-wire door to say hello. It’s a nice rustic stone coop.
The girls next door like to hang out on their balcony. Of course, the rooster wants to rule the roost at the highest spot.
The hens at the top of the hill do as they please… and it’s their pleasure to include a duck. Cordy reminds us not to judge.
Now Cordy leads us over the hill to the next neighborhood. The Orphingtons have the spacious three-door chicken house. That’s quite a brood. Cordy says you can hear them all the way over the hill when they get riled up.
Cordy checks the sky above for a threat. We don’t know why no-birdie seems to be home at these two colorful coops.
This rooster is mighty house-proud with his green door. The hens gradually come out to greet us.
For chickens who like to be footloose and fancy free, there’s this mobile coop. “The door’s open. Come on in,” they cluck. However, Cordy doesn’t want to stop.
This coop won the garden club prize for the window boxes. The elevated house makes handy shady spot.
Cordy’s Cousin Broody’s comes to the door to greet us. Cordy says the tour is over, now that she’s gotten there.
Thanks for opening this door. Hugs on the wing!
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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It’s hosted by Dan Antion. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).
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