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Comment balloon 35 commentsCynthia Bartch • October 10 2010 04:26PM


Great capture... and caption/title Cyn.  It is nearly 90 down in Georgia againt today, so what's the temps up in Ohio?

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 10 years ago

Cynthia- eerie and great title. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 10 years ago

Interesting - is that a rooster or a crow? 

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) about 10 years ago

Cynthia, I'm guessing that's a crow...did this guy wake you up this morning?

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 10 years ago

Hi Cynthia - great title.  I like the way you captured the light and the shadow.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) about 10 years ago

Perfect with Halloween coming up!  This is really ominous, reminds me of the movie The Birds.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 10 years ago

I'm still waiting for the wreath post Cynthia, so this was quite a surprise I must about a post about the new "sparkle"?  Eerie capture here.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 10 years ago

I am convinced some birds are not critters, they are varmints.  I have a really persistant Woodpecker that has drilled himself a hole near the roof, under the eaves, and into my attic.  First thing tomorrow, a handyman is coming to put a metal plate over it.  That darned bird can peck on metal instead of wood for awhile.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 10 years ago

Hey Tammy it was in the mid 80's here today with a warm breeze blowing...really nice! As soon as I posted this I went outside to eat dinner on the deck. Thanks, I liked the title myself ;)

Hi Kathy, I took a few shots of him and this one I was able to capture him opening his beak! It is eerie looking.

Hi Juli, I believe it's a black crow but since I grew up in MD I'm gonna pretend it's a raven ;~D   You know, the Edgar Allen Poe thing.

LOL, no this crow did not wake me up Nick. I made a day & night of the antique fair in my last blog. After my husband & I hit a few spots in town and when we walked outside this guy was just begging me to take his photo! Can you see he was yellin' at me :~D

Hi there Mary, it was luck, pure luck I tell ya!

Oh man Sharon I must have seen that movie a gazillion times....Hitchcock was a genius. I hope it didn't scare you!

That darn wreath post is gonna haunt me now I have to do one. That's what I get for trying to taunt you!!! I simply cannot write about my new sparkler....I do not kiss & tell. Besides everyone will be so jealous and then where will that leave me?

It is eerie isn't it?


Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

Oh Myrl, you sneaked in on me, I was just over at you fabulous bridge photo! I was outside today and heard the loudest woodpecker I had ever heard in my life! I hope you get rid of your varmint for good.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

The "sparkler" post I can do without.................I totally understand how you feel about that, but the wreath post is a must.........especially after the fascinating mirror post.  It will also put us closer together again.  I see you couldn't stand having someone between us............I know how you are Missy.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 10 years ago

You are a real stinker Roger, while you were away I did another 'my hometown' Localism blog besides this one, I can't help it I love it here! But you just wait Mr. Mucci when I do the wreath post it will be F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

LOL, that's right it hurt too much to have Caren between us Roger :(

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

Great season for taking photos... We saw a great horned owl atop a tall stand of trees behind our house this evening, but the sky was too dark and the bird was too far away to take a photo.

Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Well you're just going to have to work harder so no one ever comes between us again...........and one day we'll be #3 and #4..............#1 and #2 are almost unattainable...............that emerald binds us now..............I think!  LOL.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 10 years ago

Oh dang Margaret, that would have been a great photo with a great horned owl! I yet to snap one of those creatures, maybe one day I'll have the pleasure! I'm really enjoying everyone's photos during this colorful season!


Oh wow you dream big Roger....I'll try, I really will....yes your taste in emeralds is impeccable! Oh #1 Maureen is a super blogging machine, very smart and great dry wit too.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

Ah.....  Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."


Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) about 10 years ago

Cynthia you are so funny-gonna pretend it is a raven.  LOL I like the picture.

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 10 years ago

Cynthia, you must have an amazingly steady hand to take that photo! It puts me in the spirit for Halloween! :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) about 10 years ago

Jack, ahhh a Poe fan I see, what a great title that would have been....since I'm pretending it is a Raven anyway :)

Yes Debra, since I spent a lot of time in Baltimore the reminders of Edgar Allen Poe were everywhere. So in my mind it is a Raven, lol!!!

Leilani, I did have my tripod w/ me earlier in the day but for this shot it was just my semi steady hands taking 3 shots waiting for him to open his beak. Then I was hoping for a clear shot ;)   Spooky..........

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

A "Baltimore" refererence I see...Ravens, Poe, LOL That is a BIG BIRD...They alight in my yard every day, because I throw things out for them, and I have a fountain that they drain EVERY day!  My cats are afraid of them, and mind you, my "kities" are both over 15 lbs!  PERFECT shot for the season...

Posted by c m about 10 years ago

Hi Cynthia, love to follow your blogs and creative mind....

Posted by Barbara Heil-Sonneck, Home Staging Atlanta (Design2Sell) about 10 years ago

Yep Cheryl, I just couldn't help myself! There was this one bar/grill in east Baltimore called 'The Poe House', it had a big life like & size E.G.Poe sittin' at the edge of the place. It was so cool! Arent you nice to feed not just the colorful birds aww.

Thanks, I thought for the season it was kinda spooky :~)

Hi Barbara, well thank you for that, it's much appreciated. Some might say my mind is a little off center, lol. I like to follow your stylish staging and it's nice to see you posting more!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago


Good capture. You can see everything clearly even though it's getting dark. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 10 years ago

Morning Steve, I waited and snapped away until I got his beak, my eye are always peeled open even in the dark!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago


You got a spooky photo with a great title which fits well for this time of the year and Halloween coming up!  :) 

Posted by Gerry Khatchikian, ASA, TRC, SFR about 10 years ago

I love your blog and the comments and commenters as everyone drops by and posts and also shares whatever is going on here. Great vibe!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Cynthia, he does seem to be yelling something at you just not sure what.  Anyway, just stopped by to say hello and see what's up in your neck of the woods.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 10 years ago

Well Jack beat me to it.  The picture is very evocative of Poe.

Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) about 10 years ago

Gerry, I was thinking the exact same thing that evening as I snapped this fella!

Russell, I'm very grateful anyone cares enough to stop by and leave their thoughts, it's me who get the good vibe!

Nick, he was probably yelling at my husband saying... "Why didn't you bring me a a crumb of your leftovers,cause I'm hungry!" Just working on a few projects and have out of the rain for a few days.

Pam, Jack did have the perfect title. Poe was very, very popular growing up in Maryland, I loved it and his writings of course!

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

Hey Cynthia, Edgar Allen Poe,that is what comes to mind :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 10 years ago

Cynthia  It's a good thing he wasn't here waking me up - he'd get an earful from me

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 10 years ago

well Laura you are I must be on same wave length....even though I know it's not a Raven my fondness for Baltimore tell me it is ;)

I hear ya on that note Karen!!! Luckily in my yard it's those small finch type birds that have been chirping. And they must have been to Manners Camp because they wait until after 9:00 to sing :~D

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

We have had a lot of crows and ravens on our roof lately. Not sure why, but Zoey the Cool Cat certainly wonders what the heck is going on up there.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) about 10 years ago

Hey Jim, glad to read it's not only me! I hope Zoey the Cool Cat will scare them off for you.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch about 10 years ago

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