The Crossbills aren’t, er, cross as in angry and fussy, that is. Definitely in need of orthodonture of a sort. (a 420 character 9-liner that only mentions Trump)

crossbills 2

 

Move on

is what the Red Crossbills do if the seed cone crop fails:

Range far and wide searching for abundance & security.

We birders waxed ecstatic when they landed on the Spruces at Benedict Pond

to pry tiny pine nuts from between the scales of the cones,

gnashing those cross-tipped, orthodonture’s dream mandibles.

Might that be what I’ll have to do if abundance and security wan

with a Donald win?

Gnash? Move on?

–PATTY

 

 

 

 


Delizia Pomeriggio: Picnic, Italian-style

Let’s hit the trail!

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Across the vineyard
Under the hazelnut trees
Under hazelnut trees

Into town
Into town
Along the river
Along the river
Through the meadow
Through the meadow
Vino
Vino
Picnic
Picnic!

toni 10/27/16

 

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