Monthly Archives: April 2014

Seeing

When humid air rests on arms, bare for the first afternoon in half a year,

life begins to happen, and bored eyes begin to re-explore,

the sacred spectacle of time.

(April in the marsh)

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The early pollinator

A Syrphid fly visits Pasque Flower on a windy spring afternoon.

What can you do, in a seasonal desert,

but search for perfection, means of living or dying,

not by illness, or natural selection,

but the economists algorithm.

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Barn Bluff, Redwing Minnesota

1. When the snow melts, and daylight hours begin to cast a warm light, Pasque Flowers (Anemone patens) surface to welcome another year.

2. An American couple pause to reflect on a coal fired power plant below.

3. The most sacred grounds, of the rarest beauty, traveled by many, but understood by few.

4. As life reawakens, the Yellow-Rumped “Myrtle” Warbler (Dendroica coronata) feeds on a congregation of recently thawed flies.

5. A Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) darts across the path after carefully examining her options.