When love makes war impossible…

Luxuriating in the morning sunshine, drinking my mug of coffee while inspecting what the new day has brought to the garden.
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The Christmas roses are coming on nicely…Tick!
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…the brassicas, the br…hang on!
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My broccoli is being eaten! By this very wood pigeon! What the…! So I shout at it and I lounge at it…I make angry faces and wave my hands, menacingly, in the air! Shoo!
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…and all she does is curl up and start cooing at me! She is singing me a throaty love song about brassicas and how good they taste.
How can you scare pigeons away if they are that trusting. She is so close I could pick her up at any moment. But I don’t.
Time for Plan B

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A Cabbage Prison must be built, a Pigeon Exclusion Zone!
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…and everywhere I went, she came too. I marched to pick up canes and netting, she hopped along, nibbling at dandelion leaves as she went.
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So I decided on a compromise.
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I left her my remaining savoy cabbage. They’re pretty nibbled anyway.
But I’m thinking that Foxy will have a nice fat Pigeon Pudding tonight. She’s just too tame.
I try not dwell on it too much.
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About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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4 Responses to When love makes war impossible…

  1. roma1912 says:

    Too late I’m dwelling on Foxy’s night time feeding habits

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  2. Sonel says:

    Awww, isn’t she just adorable! That was so nice of you to share with her Anna. Clearly she trust you very much. 😀 Lovely shots hon! 😀

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    • Anna says:

      Thank you for your visit, Sonel; I think she perhaps is ill and very slow…I have never noticed her before among the ten or fifteen other woodpigeons that visit on a regular basis.

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