John Van de Graaff

By VandeGraaff

The Red and the Black

I couldn't resist this allusion to Stendahl's classic novel,  Le Rouge et le Noir. This is a Carrion Crow, found in Western Europe and seen fairly regularly from our 5th floor in Paris's 13th arrondissement. A lazy day, recovering from jet lag and catching up on our sleep. I've been a bit lazy, just posting yesterday's blip:  a night view of the Rue Mouffetard, an iconic street on the Left Bank--especially vivid against the black (click the double arrows). 

My local ornithologist email commentator, who often doubles as a punster, commented:  "I guess that bird came with you on your flight as carrion luggage." 

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