Tuesday, October 9, 2018


There was an old crow

Who had a big heart

But when push came to shove

She was not very smart

There was an old crow

Who wore touches of lace

But when she opened her mouth

It was just a disgrace

There was an old crow

With a tall stovepipe hat

Because she carried a flag

She thought she was all that

There was an old crow

Who was shiny and bright

And she was straight as an arrow

When she took flight

There were two old crows

That sat on a pie

One said she was sweet

The other..."Not I"

I hope you enjoyed

This small murder of crows

And when you saw 'murder'

What did you suppose

That they would finally come

To a horrible end


It just means they are

Part of a group

And are really 

Just friends.

...The Cottage Witch...

Cauldrons bubble
Broomsticks twitch
What a night
To be a witch.

Rusty Fischer

My dad and his sister circa 1916
As you can see, witchiness runs in the family!

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  1. What an adorable post. I loved the picture of your father and aunt. I have often thought murder was an odd way to say group of crows. Hope it's getting cooler for you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. Judy,
    Another enchanting Halloween post!! Loved it!!

  3. Enjoyed reading the fun poem about the murder of crows. The pictures provided were even more beguiling. Alos loved the photo of your dad and sister. Too cute! Janice

  4. Judy, you are so clever and creative! I love this post, poem (I'm sure that you wrote it; so cleverly) and pictures!!
    Ya want to come to Utah, and be the Cottage witch on Halloween and pass out candy bars? You'd be a hit!!

    Smiles :)

  5. Love all of your crows and their poems. We get some in our yard and trees every once in a while. Love to hear their calls.
    Have a beautiful day.
    Charlotte in Va.

  6. Well aren't you a clever girl! I love your word play title and the poem itself. And that picture is amazing. 1916, huh? Just a few years before my own dad was born. Enjoy the afternoon...can't wait for the next installment!

  7. Love this Judy. Love the picture of your dad and aunt and how you dolled it up. So cute.
    I bet your house is looking so great for Halloween.

  8. Cute poems.... Love the dark and scary scenes on the black background of your blog. Oh I'm so scared! Marilyn

  9. Wonderful poems and spooky vignettes of your 'murder of crows', Judy! I have a soft spot for crows. Hugs xo Karen

  10. Soo love this post! What a great picture of your Dad and Sister. So neat how you displayed pictures for this post. Tooo scary!!!!!!!!!
    Happy Weekend

  11. Witchiness is so fun, and I love the crows! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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