I was born on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay
Maryland and Virginia have faded away
And I keep thinking tomorrow is coming today
So I am endlessly waiting...
—A. Duritz and Counting Crows, "St. Robinson and His Cadillac Dream"
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Wings over Wimbledon
Hawking-for-hire: It's not just for airports and orchards anymore, as this BBC report indicates. The All-England Tennis Club has engaged a Harris' hawk to keep pigeons off the courts during the Wimbledon tournament.
Falconry, hawks & hawking; dogs with jobs, especially hunting dogs and sled dogs; wolves and coyotes; stickball in its various forms; Pendleton blankets; fishing, especially fly-fishing; and whatever else I happen to think of...