a warm and helping hand

"Hooded Crows" by Bruno Liljefors (1860–1939) Swedish Wildlife Painter
“Hooded Crows” by Bruno Liljefors

Now as the last broad oak leaf falls, we beg, consider this:
there’s some who have no coin to save for turkey, wine or gifts.
No children’s laughter round the fire, no family left to know.
So lend a warm and a helping hand, say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.
~ Ian Anderson
♫ (Jack Frost & The Hooded Crow) ♫

Welcome Winter!

12 thoughts on “a warm and helping hand”

  1. They are such warm and inviting colours of the Hooded Crows Barbara, just what is needed in your part of the world during the cold winter’s days. I do like the snowflake background you have added to the page for the season too. I agree with Laurie, lend a helping hand whenever you can. 🙂

    1. Actually, I’ve never seen a hooded crow, Joanne! They are native to much of Europe and a little of Asia – the songwriter is from Scotland and the artist is from Sweden. Our crows are solid black in coloring. But we do have blue jays to brighten up our North American winter landscape, and they aren’t found in Europe. 🙂 I’m glad you like the snowflake background – I love the free backgrounds found at the Eos Development website.

    1. Thanks, Sheryl. I think that all American crows are black, which is why this painting of multicolored European crows caught my eye. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Rosie. Did you recognize the artist, Bruno Liljefors? You said you wanted to see more of his work in your comment back at this post: http://www.ingebrita.net/archives/10199 If you click on the Bruno Liljefors tag below the post it will let you see all of his paintings that I’ve used so far.

      It is sad when there is no family or friends left to know – but the longer we live the more likely it is to happen…

      1. Good gracious Barbara I didn’t recognize him. He’s the painter of that beautiful cat and I really like his painting of the fox [and love the quote you used there “People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said….You become responsible forever for what you have tamed…]

    1. You’re welcome, Diane, and thank you for your kind words! It is wonderful to me how some lyrics, poems or bits of prose just seem made for a particular painting…

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