Thursday, May 4, 2017

May The Fourth Be With Us #phenology

Yesterday we were lucky enough to be able to relocate a Blanding's transporter out of range of local Death Stars.

Blanding's transporter within death star range
Blanding's transporter within death star range
Photo by J. Harrington

Today we noticed that rebel forces were terraforming multi-hued leaf shelters where only bare branches had existed a few weeks ago.

rebel terraforming in progress
rebel terraforming in progress
Photo by J. Harrington

Small guerrilla bands of rebels were adding life and color to the countryside, slowly overwhelming the Evil Empire's dark and light bichromatic color scheme of just months ago.

rebel guerrillia band, force blue
rebel guerrillia band, force blue
Photo by J. Harrington


squad of bloodroot rebels
squad of bloodroot rebels
Photo by J. Harrington

Freshly stocked energy depots renew the ability of rebel fighters to harass marauding storm trooper patrols, sort of like the original Concord colonial forces with the British Redcoats.

rebel fighter refueling at fuel dump
rebel fighter refueling at fuel dump
Photo by J. Harrington

While doing today's reconnoiter, I got to "tick off" two micro-sized Empire snipers who tried to use my neck for high cover to shoot at the rebel squads.

If, indeed, a picture is worth a thousand words, I hope you've enjoyed this 5,000 plus word report from the Spring rebel front. More soon.

May Day

By Tess Taylor


They go, the early flags, the gory maples—
so too the daffodils & Lenten roses.
Other petals swirl & nights warm.
Buds thicken and cast shadows:
in a thunderstorm
I almost forget the ice that was.
Narcissi suckle watery paths;
meadows heap up emerald masses.
How green & I want to delight
except this undertow—it pulls so fast
passing before I recognize it—
like souls in Dante who can’t see the present,
white lilacs curdle in pre-summer heat.
The parade I barely noticed was beginning
is already halfway down the street.


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