"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Magpie Tales #218 A Committee of Vultures

Chair With the Wings of a Vulture  1960 Salvador Dali

 A Committee of Vultures

 Scavengers helping themselves 
While ignoring us

Kevin Carter
Pulitzer Prize-winning photo
Sudan 1993

Turkey Vulture, San Jose, California

Much maligned, Vultures are 
far more valuable than the 
two-legged vultures found
in Washington D.C.
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales!
Click on Vulture to see more!


  1. Amen to this Kathe. Amen to this. Spot on.

    Have a fabulous Sunday my friend. ♥♥♥

  2. Real vultures do us a service. Like ants, they are part of the clean up crew of the earth. Human vultures make me sick.

  3. Vultures might look bad,, but they clean up -- whereas the human kind produce shit

  4. Smaart! Shocking photos,Kathe!

  5. Yes , politicians can become the most dangerous vultures !

  6. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Amen. Vultures are useful, wonderfully intelligent and fascinating birds. The featherless wingless variety in DC are merely opportunistic predators.

  7. I don't recall seeing many vultures when I was growing up in San Jose. Still, they are impressive birds and they serve the environment well. Take care.

  8. I agree with you 100%. And at least the feathered vultures aren't pretending to be anything other than what they truly are!

  9. Wow, powerful statement..

  10. A very tight write! Bravo! The truth shines in this.

  11. Thanks everyone for your very nice comments- Have a great week!
    I meant to post on this that a group of Vultures is called a "Committee"
    Highly appropriate I think!

  12. Anonymous10:45 AM

    As far as I'm concerned, you nailed this one!!! I thought this prompt was really tough, but you made it feel just right!

  13. Don't even get me started! Nicely done.

  14. I love the direction this took you! It's sad, but true!

  15. Hehe! I loved this, and absolutely agree. Poor vultures. They get a bad image they really don't deserve!
    Thank you for your wonderful comment on my Magpie

  16. Kevin Carter's picture breaks my heart a little. And the mental image of D.C. Vultures makes me want to peck their eyes out.

    Heart-ripping and visceral.

  17. Wow, wow...this is powerful...both in words and images...well done to bring this painful but necessary reminder to the forefront.

  18. Excellent post...I found a vulture feather last week...


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