On most days I walk once around the park and write 30 words about it.
How funny, and how clever of you to connect their behavious with the expression... yet the expression seems to me American, and their jays are blue!
The colour of English jays does look a bit like naked flesh, doesn't it. I love the expression, naked as a jaybird. And I always hope they've dropped a blue striped feather, too.
There is something about your style and observations that reminds me of Charlotte Mew's poetry:'The short days shorten and the oaks are brown,The blue smoke rises to the low grey sky,One leaf in the still air falls slowly down,A magpie's spotted feathers lieOn the black earth spread white with rime,The berries redden up to Christmas-time.'I'm trying my hand at this thirty word discipline; it's not easy!
Thank you! I've not come across Charlotte Mew -- I'll look her up.It's not easy at first, but practice helps.
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