OK … now what’s wrong?

You’ve been working on this relationship and finally it all has come together. You’re focused on the same things and enjoying each others’ company. Life is good!

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Then you notice that something is different … things are occasionally a little weird …

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You’re not as close anymore and you look around to try to figure out what possibly could have caused this. Clearly it must be some sort of outside source …

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Then somebody says something which drives the other person a bit crazy …

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Days later just casually mentioning it still brings out the tears …

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Avoiding eye contact sadly becomes the norm which is awkward in close quarters …

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Body language starts to make it difficult to communicate …

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And eventually you think wistfully of being in a happier state or a happier place …

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Maybe even flying away somewhere out there …

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But you have fond memories of a few days ago when life was good so you put in the effort to try again. Your efforts are rewarded! It’s so good that you end up living happily ever after …

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Until a few days later …

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  1. lexi says:

    Very funny!! I love the comic strip like progression of the pictures and the captions. I’m still chuckling!!

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  2. Judy says:

    The photos are wonderful in their clarity and personality but the prose puts it over the top!! Quoth the raven forevermore!! πŸ™‚

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  3. Cornel A. says:

    Very nice series!
    Ravens are very interesting and you really told a nice story! And for me, one who loves gulls, would be very interesting to see some new photos with gulls.

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  4. Alison says:

    Too funny! I wonder how they are doing now…Do you think they are still together?

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  5. Mark1 says:

    I love imagining what animals are thinking when they do certain things. Nice raven photos and good story line. You wouldn’t happen to know if one of the raven’s name is Rhonda, would you? LOL Good post.

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  6. melodylowes says:

    HA! I don’t think of ravens as being particularly forthright, or honourable, or loyal. Reminds me of some marriages…. πŸ˜‰ Funny how you got them looking in completely opposite directions – helps the story tell itself.

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  7. anotherday2paradise says:

    Great series of photos, Lyle. I guess the course of true love, never runs smooth. πŸ™‚

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  8. Mike Powell says:

    Wonderful shots and entertaining commentary. If these ravens use Facebook, I am sure that they have selected “It’s complicated” for the status of their relationship–yes, that’s actually a choice (or at least it was, the last time that I checked).

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      Glad you liked the post. It took me some time to figure out what to do with that odd collection of raven photos. If I would ever set up a Facebook page for the pair, I would definitely check the complicated box. Excellent point.

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  9. mcodland says:

    Beautiful Corvus shots! Such elegant and expressive birds.

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  10. babsje says:

    Absolutely endearing, Lyle,I love your commentary.

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  11. Jocelyne says:

    They have the same relationships as we do ? I’m sure they’ll work it out πŸ™‚
    You have succeeded to make me laugh again ! Very funny and wonderful photos of these ravens Lyle πŸ™‚

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      They speak the same language of complicated relationships – it might be universal. Happy to hear I’m on a roll with making you laugh. Thanks for the comments.

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  12. Seenorway says:

    Excellent shots, Lyle! How far off were you?

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  13. naturesnippets says:

    What an enjoyable sense of humor!

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  14. Phil Lanoue says:

    I was all set to write “I love a happy ending” until I saw your last photo. Well maybe they made up after all, I’m going with that.
    Very clever and entertaining Lyle!

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  15. gimpet says:

    LOL you have been spying on me….

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  16. caleephotography says:

    HAHAHA! Great comments to these pictures! πŸ˜€

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  17. Honie Briggs says:

    The pictures tell the whole story. Excellent!

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  18. whichwaynow101 says:

    Made me LOL at the end! Great commentary for your lovely photos. πŸ˜†

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  19. Dana S. Hugh says:

    What are they? You got a beautiful black, very shiny! First I said you are complaining same with the seagulls nothing esle to shot πŸ™‚

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    • Lyle Krahn says:

      They are ravens. In the past I haven’t been too keen on them but they are definitely growing on me. I continue to be surprised how large they are and that is an impressive beak! Sometimes I overlook the obvious beauty around me like ravens and gulls.

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      • Dana S. Hugh says:

        Thank you, indeed beauty has not to be complicated or particularly rare though I did not see a raven passing by. We have a lot of crows…are they cool? πŸ™‚ Great pair you got there!

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        • Lyle Krahn says:

          I’m afraid when it comes to crows I have not been able to get over my childhood dislike of them. I think it started with the horrible noise they made while I was trying to sleep in a tent. Maybe some day.

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  20. Mike Bizeau says:

    Lyle, nice shots and fun commentary. Thanks.

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  21. Steve Gingold says:

    Now there is a tale to be told. Very nice collection of images a a fun story, Lyle.

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  22. Anarette.com says:

    Great shots and commentary!

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  23. Stefano says:

    Great raven shots, Lyle: having snow around them always makes for challenging exposures if one wants to record details in their feathers. I particularly like your third to last photograph, great background, great detail and razor sharp beak.

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  24. Gunta says:

    I’m still laughing……. πŸ˜†

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  25. ckponderings says:

    Great set of images – a nice story to tell too! πŸ™‚

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  26. RobynG says:

    Great post Lyle! Great images of the black birds! Have a great day!

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  27. Victor Rakmil says:

    Another great post!

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