Don’t be fooled: that Fox Republican Debate wasn’t such at all. Sound bites all ’round (except for Chris and Rand’s heated back and forth on NSA’s spying capabilities, an issue of substance) Luke and my Barred Owl could give lessons to the whole stage on how talk goes; and the perspective and boost a little joy can give too. (A 420 Character, 9-line poem by Patty)

 

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I bask in Luke’s talktalktalklaughlaughlaugh.

This is a boy who knows how to converse,

w/ his words highly relevant to their situation

& contingent upon one another. Also, he chortles w/ glee & mischief

like the Barred Owl who engaged us on that dirt road in the woods,

the one who swooped in, perched, peered,

& talked, responding to our “who cooks for you,”

following up on our words & bouncing joy right back.

I bask.

PATTY

These pictures were taken by Ray Belding, bird guru and a handy guy with a camera, who called in the Barred Owl on that dirt road by doing his “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” in a rich baritone, thinking to call in a Pileated Woodpecker who responds to such. Instead, the chatty Barred Owl showed up and stayed for coffee.

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Don’t be fooled: that Fox Republican Debate wasn’t such at all. Sound bites all ’round (except for Chris and Rand’s heated back and forth on NSA’s spying capabilities, an issue of substance) Luke and my Barred Owl could give lessons to the whole stage on how talk goes; and the perspective and boost a little joy can give too. (A 420 Character, 9-line poem by Patty)

 

Arab Wars and US arms industry: 18 billion and counting. Fuel for the wars for fuel. And, well, when is enough enough? A Pileated Woodpecker chimes in. (A 420 character 9-liner born of delight in the latter and disgust with the former.)


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He’s hard to see, but look for that stylish red fob on his head in the center of the tree. Pileated Woodpecker lunching on the best carpenter ants in Northwest CT. Pounding away.

Pounding.

The Pileated is at our favorite carpenter ant tree,

arming himself for mating season & child-rearing.

Positive efforts, unlike the those of the US weapons industry.

A 2008 law requiring arms sales not to effect Israel’s qualitative military edge

figures into increased sales to some Arab nations.

Civilian populations have been hit with “our” arms

& the whole Middle East wants the F-35.: Incessant.

Pounding.

PATTY

AND ONE OF DYLAN’S MOST ENDURING SONGS FOR ONE OF OUR MOST ENDURING ENDEAVORS:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/world/middleeast/sale-of-us-arms-fuels-the-wars-of-arab-states.html

Upgrade coming down the fashion aisle: No more Neo-Neanderthal, mammoth-hide coated, Paleo labels for that diet of pasture-raised meat, eggs, fresh fruit-vegetables, and nuts. I propose this sparky, avian diet label. It’s top flight. (And while we’re at it, “ancestral life style change.” Really? Inspired by this Paleo diet? Paleo Magazine? Portland Paleo Cookies? But, I’ll have to tackle that in another 420 characters, if it takes that many to examine the let’s-live-like-cavemen movement. In this 420 character, 9-line poem, it’s the Pileated Woodpecker who’s knocking it home.)

pictures by famed wildlife photographer Doreen Orciari. She hosts these dandies at her home.ImageNote the telltale rectangular holes carved out by the Pileated. Carpenter Ants for brunch washed down with a few hackberries mayhap? Primal!!
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Why not rename the Paleo diet

(no legumes,grains, or dairy)

the Pileated (Woodpecker) diet

& ditch that low-slung brow for a flame-red crest.

Carpenter ants, wood-boring beetle larvae, termites, budworm, caterpillars, cockroaches;

w/ greenbrier, hackberry, sassafrass,berries,poison ivy, holly, dogwood, persimmon, and elderberry.

Plus an outdoor lifestyle.

Even the WHACK of their chisel beaks cries PALEO-ALT!

Why not.

PATTY

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