The Pigeons of Dallas
Dallas wasn't just about books. I did a lot of walking and saw a fair bit of these humble creatures - the pigeons. Here's a photo of some of them pitter, pattering down the sidewalks of Dallas. Not as photogenic as the storks of Ukraine, but I like them, anyway.
At one point I heard birds singing and I thought - isn't that nice - what a nature-loving downtown of a big American city, this is.
Then, I found out that the bird singing was fake. It was canned bird music to scare away those nasty, dirty pigeons.
I visited the Assiniboine Park Zoo here in Winnipeg last week. The coordinator at the Immigrant Centre where I volunteer had given us passes...