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Jackdaws  gathering: Corvus monedula, Wildlife art by Akvile Lawrence

"Jackdaws gathering: Corvus monedula" by Wildlife Artist Akvile Lawrence

Just before the sun disappears beyond the horizon, jackdaws gather on the roof of an old house, perhaps to share their experiences of the day?
In the forests of Sweden there are many of these traditional wooden houses. Historically, they were torp or soldiers cottages, where soldiers and their families lived (or survived?) until the next campaign. Many fell into disrepair after their owners failed to return and a long overgrown foundation is often all that remains to hint at the past. For those that still exist, they are commonly used as summer houses, providing a respite for a month or so from the hectic daily life in the city, for these cottages are most often, even with todays road networks, in isolated locations. One can imagine the isolation of the long winters, cut off for the most part from all other civilization, with only the jackdaws and other wildlife as neighbours.


28 cm by 19 cm
Price: 400 SEK

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