“Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming.” – Hunter S. Thompson
Fooled by the Eyes
Searching for birds has its surprises. Sometimes what you think is a yellow-rumped warbler turns out just to be the profile of a
quirky tree twig lit by a spit of sunlight, or a snowy egret turns out to be a white trash bag that someone carelessly tossed away, and which was blown up against some weeds by the wind.
I’ve seen leaf birds, shadow birds, bottle birds (a blue one floating on the water that from a far distance looked like a blue heron), stump birds and thousands of litter birds of flotsam, jetsam and abandoned debris.
I thought about these non-birds during a recent stroll in Tucson’s Tohono Chul Park. Unlike all the litter birds I’ve seen, the park]s birds made me smile.
Are you smiling, too.
Bean’s Pat: The Currents of Life http://tinyurl.com/kenqp2u Just some things to ponder.