This blog began in 2010 as my personal journey to befriend the local Crows and learn more about their families and behavior.
Serendipity came into my life as I spent this time with the crows. They showed me that you may start on a journey with a destination in mind. However, life has a way of bringing surprises and unexpected detours. Learning to flow with life’s rhythm can bring so much more to ones adventures and discoveries.
Why crows you ask? It all started in 2006 when I saved a baby crow from the cat across the street. We named her Ellie and she lived in our shed till she was big enough to get around. She won our hearts quickly with her play and love for us. Her parents never were far either. They knew they couldn’t help her once she fell out of the nest that day. The time came that another crow came and courted her. They were so cute and then she flew away.
Several years ago I became fascinated with how King County had a century ago many big coal mines. Many of them are now buried and forgotten under our feet. I set out to find them and document what I find. Then I tripped upon the area called Cedar Mountain and where the New Black Diamond Mines existed. It’s forgotten history called me to work at sorting out a place forgotten by many.
Today’s Crows of Arroyos is a mix of my history research and visits to those historical sites, natural phenomenon and my beloved crows.
So this blog is now not just about the crows. Join me in opening your eyes to the real world around us. Remember Times are a changing. Blink and all will be changed. Literally, a town can disappear!