Saturday, January 06, 2007

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Four

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me four calling birds. This is my favorite one so far. I patterned these after the sparrows from my back yard who are always calling exuberantly to each other. My reasearch tells me that originally these were "collie" birds named after the coal miners and the word simply means black. Over the years that word has become obsolete and so now we say "calling" birds instead.

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