Monday, October 20, 2014

Changing Autumn's scene

This Autumn is about as perfect as last Spring wasn't. I hope noting this brings on more of the same and doesn't simply jinx us. Many leaves are now down, but those that are still hanging on by their leaf stems are really colorful.

oak leaves in a breeze
Photo by J. Harrington

Almost all of the pears are down. These folks [below] did much of the clean up. They're the most deer we've seen at one time in the back yard since we stopped Winter feeding a number of years ago.

three deer plus two deer are five deer
Photo by J. Harrington
Unrelated to most of our regular topics here, it seems to me that, at the rate the Vikings are going, those protesting the racial slur name of the opposing team on November 2 may well be the largest part of the crowd at that game. If you want more info, it can be found here.


The Delight Song of Tsoai-talee

By N. Scott Momaday 

I am a feather on the bright sky
I am the blue horse that runs in the plain
I am the fish that rolls, shining, in the water
I am the shadow that follows a child
I am the evening light, the lustre of meadows
I am an eagle playing with the wind
I am a cluster of bright beads
I am the farthest star
I am the cold of dawn
I am the roaring of the rain
I am the glitter on the crust of the snow
I am the long track of the moon in a lake
I am a flame of four colors
I am a deer standing away in the dusk
I am a field of sumac and the pomme blanche
I am an angle of geese in the winter sky
I am the hunger of a young wolf
I am the whole dream of these things

You see, I am alive, I am alive
I stand in good relation to the earth
I stand in good relation to the gods
I stand in good relation to all that is beautiful
I stand in good relation to the daughter of Tsen-tainte
You see, I am alive, I am alive


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