Thursday, July 16, 2015

Theme Thursday... birds

I missed posting this week on "Monday, What are you Reading" as I was almost finished this book.  I like historical romance/murder mysteries.  This was not really either of those.  However, it does illustrate quite clearly how fine lines are drawn between enemies  One day you are studying in Oxford, the next you are the Komandant of a POW camp. Trust is a big issue here, as well.

I've been clearing and cleaning most of my adult life, and I'm not sure I'll ever be done, but this week as I was looking (and organizing) I discovered that I must like birds more than I knew, I knew I liked flowers, but birds would have not been on my most favorite thing, and yet I've painted quite a few pieces of birds or bird houses, and now I was reading about a bird man, in a prisoner of war camp.  Hmmm... maybe I'll get some binoculars.   There was a small part in  the book that sort of jolted me, regarding a young soldier whistling (something I have never been able to do).  I guess you could like to listen or NOT.
this is a little piece I did back in April.  Who knew, I liked birds.

When we were growing up we always had a canary in the house.  I can remember one time my mom was translating a document for my husband's court case and the bird just loved her so much he sang as soon as she entered the room.  I don't know in which room we were in, but the darn bird kept singing his heart out, and  on tape you can clearly hear him singing.  The judge had questions?  I can imagine my husband stuttering along trying to explain.

Anyway,  Evening Song, is a quick read, the story moves along very well, it's a sad story, a difficult time in the lives of all concerned.  The birds are the  gift.


Resigned to living out the Second World War in a German POW camp, James Hunter, an English officer, begins studying a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in the birds captures the attention of the Kommandant and gives James cause to fear for his life.


Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I love your painting - so delicate and detailed. The book sounds different and interesting too.

Vicki said...

What a great painting. You're very talented Irene!

Jenny said...

I cannot imagine having the talent to draw/paint/depict a bird and dogwood blossoms, dear Irene. Once again, you amaze me. And of COURSE you like birds! xoxo tweet tweet

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