Star or Angel?

18 Dec

Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing

There is a holiday meme that makes the rounds this time of year.  One of the questions is “star or angel?”  I guess you now know where I stand.  I wonder if my husband would mind if I replaced our angel with a raven?

Actually, we do both star and angel.  Hey, it works for us.

As my kids and I left school yesterday, we saw two Christmas tree angels.  I had left my camera at home and was sick about it.  “They’ll never do that again,” I moaned to my children.  When we left today, there was one.  I ran back into my classroom to grab my camera.  The kids stood around in front of the building saying, “Hmmmmm.  Act casual.”  and “Do you have any threes?” until I got back.

When I got the shot (well, about 40 of them), they cheered and said, “Victory!  Victory!”

What goofy kids.  Still they know those ravens usually flee at the sight of my camera.  So, yes, I felt pretty victorious when I got the shot!

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16 Responses to “Star or Angel?”

  1. Clare 18 December, 2008 at 6:40 am #

    I’m not sure if any of the Ravens I’m familiar with are angels. Like most people I know, most succumb to too many temptations and too often live up to their reputations as tricksters.

    On the other hand, watching them sit and call from vantage points, and strut their stuff along my deck I’d think that most consider themselves stars.

    I’d have to agree and put my vote firmly in the “Star” camp.

  2. Crafty Green Poet 18 December, 2008 at 8:56 am #

    We’ve got a bird on the top of our Christmas tree. I love your raven photo. Excellent

  3. Pam 18 December, 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    This is such a cool photo! I’d like a raven for my tree!

  4. Guy D 19 December, 2008 at 12:37 am #

    Excellent shot, i love this one.

    Regina In Pictures

  5. Colin Campbell 19 December, 2008 at 1:43 am #

    Great shot. We don’t have ravens, but we do have large Magpies. Merry ho ho ho to your part of the world.

  6. Grammy 19 December, 2008 at 3:46 am #

    Love the photo. I would say he is an angel.
    Have a great sky watch week.
    Mid Missouri, USA

  7. babooshka 19 December, 2008 at 4:01 am #

    It’ s a different touch anyway and a great catch.

  8. Dawn Fine 19 December, 2008 at 7:54 pm #

    Great angel shot…
    happy holidays..

  9. wren 20 December, 2008 at 6:48 am #

    I don’t have a tree, but if I did, I’d much rather have a raven than a star or an angel. Congratulations on outwitting the trickster to get his photo.

    PS This photo looks particularly nice with the blog’s snow effect!

  10. Arija 21 December, 2008 at 12:13 am #

    Funny the way they choose the topmost bit of the tree to perch on no matter how precariously. Good shot, and really good kids!

  11. Natural Moments 21 December, 2008 at 11:46 pm #

    Birds do indeed make some of the best decorations and ornaments within Nature. A wonderful Natural Shot.

  12. Mick 22 December, 2008 at 1:33 am #

    Great photo. I would never have imagined a raven decorating the top of the Xmas tree.

  13. Vickie Henderson 22 December, 2008 at 5:43 am #

    That’s a fine tree top ornament! Ravens or so funny, the way they perch at the highest point and announce their opinion to the world.

  14. Red 22 December, 2008 at 6:31 pm #

    That’s hilarious! I love it 🙂

  15. Kyle 24 December, 2008 at 7:34 am #

    What a wonderful shot, Liza! Personally, I think we may to change the first verse of that old familiar Christmas song to: “…and a Raven in a fir tree.”

    Merry Christmas and Happy SkyWatching & BPW!

  16. Bob K 28 December, 2008 at 7:12 pm #

    I agree with what Kyle said..”a Raven in a fir tree”. Great photo by the way.

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