Austin Texas PhotoPoems Series, #2 :
“Birds in a Winter Tree”
Photopoem and Commentary.
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Austin Texas : PhotoPoem # 2 :
“Birds in a Winter Tree”
“A New Winter in an Old Winter Haunt”
the black raven-winged bird, still plump
from the past seasons’ fullness
nipped at the winter twigs
knobs and nubs and where
a favored berry
the other birds nearby, not nearly
as plump, not nearly as
of where treasures of thrown trash –
barely eaten burgers, a few
were hidden, but easily found
nipped at every change of light on each branch
the old bird chuckled and cawed quietly
if they ask, he thought, i’ll tell them
if not, they’ll find their own
that’s what he did
nearly starved that one winter
until the walking creatures opened a new
taco stand nearby –
yes, he thought, nature provides….
© 2013 felipe adan lerma
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hosted by stalwart, brian miller 😉 who reminds us, “Inspiration is all around us, just waiting to be noticed” and gives a snapshot of his past few days with his family as examples, a nice read in itself 😉
Getting Back to Healthy – Yes, It’s a Process 😉
going from teaching 2 to 5 fitness classes per week, through to the end of oct last year, then traveling to stowe, paris, houston, and back here in austin, even with doing daily walks, and intermittent chair based exercise sets, plus getting sick! has left sheila and myself at a point where, resuming a more daily chair based routine, and including weights, elastic bands, etc, has been a reminder how much the body needs to be worked to stay in fluid enjoyable order 😉
my next post, barring the usual unknowns, is to do a fitness review –
as much for sheila and myself as anyone interested 😉
stay healthy and happy everyone!
blessings everyone 😉
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
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For a Texas guy like me, this was a marvel of an experience. There’d been this one red berry bush that’d survived all winter, and one day, mid-morning, first one, then two, then the rest of the group of Robins appeared, and ate every single visible berry from sight, lol!
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If only the younger could learn from the older, wiser survivors. I enjoyed the characterization of the birds. Doesn’t feel much like winter here in south Texas though. Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog.
you bet, always interesting stuff when i visit your site 😉
speaking of non-winter, we went from temps below normal since mid-sept, to, since we moved back to texas, maybe record heat of over 80 today (here in austin) whew!
take care, stay well 😉
the character of the bird fits well.
good luck with the healthiness
thanks, yes, will take all the luck we can with the health bit, plus what we can chip in 😉 glad you liked the way the bird fit, took me awhile to get what felt right from it, thanks 😉
That wise old bird waiting to be asked 🙂 Nature provides – in the form of the food that we waste.
always am amazed how nature makes riches of the so-called waste, tiny plants in old lava flows etc; just tickled me how the birds and other critters use anything we chunk out; thanks so much 😉
Very charming poem, Adan. Note that your link didn’t seem to work quite right on dVerse. You may want to check and link again. (I got here, but not initial click.)
Hope you are feeling better soon. k.
thanks so much k., went back and reposted the link; glad you were able to find it, and also let me know, so double thanks indeed 😉
smiles…nature does provide…and it is interesting the perspectives….we oft have to find our way…and those willing go on…and those that dont well nature takes her course there as well….smiles…
so true, much can be provided and encouraged, but it takes a two-way effort to finally get it to happen; life is so much about that interplay i think; thanks brian 😉
haha…nature provides with tacos…i like… we don’t have that much mexican food over here but fell in love with burritos when i was in california…smiles
we had some really good mexican food both in vermont and paris, but ahh, nothing quite like the stuff we had at curras on east oltorf today 😉 even if it’s only because it’s what we’re used to 😉 glad you found some great burritos in calif too 😉