Saving Grace
Saving Grace
Royalty
Royalty
Treble Clef
Treble Clef
Calligraphy
Calligraphy
Reflection
Reflection
Transience
Transience
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
The Nature of Immigration
The Nature of Immigration

The trees at Berkeley's Aquatic Park are crawling with undocumented immigrants. The new arrivals recently set up crowded encampments in the foliage above the golf course, creating a nuisance for golfers. The migrants are traveling 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, as they do every year, despite lacking permission from the proper United States authorities to overwinter on American soil. These aliens have been seen floating over border patrol checkpoints by the millions, flouting the rule of law and making a mockery of the very notion of the nation state. At a recent press conference on the crisis, Trump promised to make every effort to deport the shiftless butterflies, who, he also noted, are lazy and do not contribute to the economy. He promised to personally subsidize a butterfly net the size of Texas to prevent more of these filthy pests from invading American soil and infesting our nation with their ecoterrorist agenda. In a show of support for Trump, the NRA promised to equip Native-born golfers with semi-automatic machine guns in order to keep the peace.

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars
Holding On, Letting Go
Holding On, Letting Go
Wildebeest at the Watering Hole
Wildebeest at the Watering Hole

I placed a drop of liquid brown sugar on the counter. Word spread quickly, pheromone trails were forged. In no time the sisters had circled around like wildebeest at a watering hole. Each ant has two stomachs: an individual stomach for her own survival, and a social stomach for collective survival. Life is sweet.

Domesticity
Domesticity
Introvert
Introvert
Extrovert
Extrovert
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather
Intertwined
Intertwined
Sentry
Sentry
Pterodactyl punkrockius
Pterodactyl punkrockius
Night Bloom
Night Bloom

The beauty of the world stubbornly persists. Some flowers only bloom in the dead of night.

Magnolia
Magnolia
Aft
Aft
Fore
Fore
Breathing Room
Breathing Room

"Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?" - Mary Oliver

Calligraphy of Geese
Calligraphy of Geese
Wildebeest
Wildebeest
Peace Egret
Peace Egret
Evidence: Gesture V
Evidence: Gesture V
Great Great Great Horned Owl
Great Great Great Horned Owl
Blustery
Blustery
Reach
Reach
Avocet Duet
Avocet Duet
Anise Swallowtail Metamorphosis
Anise Swallowtail Metamorphosis
Dianella tasmanica
Dianella tasmanica
Bark Abstract
Bark Abstract
Bark Abstract
Bark Abstract
Festooned
Festooned
Flit
Flit
Yellow
Yellow

There is the heaven we enter
through institutional grace
and there are the yellow finches bathing and singing
in the lowly puddle.

- from Yellow by Mary Oliver

(This is a yellow warbler, not a finch, but the sentiment stands.)

Bucolic
Bucolic
All Paths Lead to Spring
All Paths Lead to Spring
Senescence
Senescence
Papaya Leaf
Papaya Leaf
Irrepressible Exuberance of Photosynthesis
Irrepressible Exuberance of Photosynthesis
Nigella and Leaf Insect
Nigella and Leaf Insect
Gesture
Gesture
Hum
Hum

“The humming is always there, even at rest.” - The Mincing Mockingbird

Fractal
Fractal
Fractal Fern
Fractal Fern
Psithurism
Psithurism
Natural Order
Natural Order
Nymph
Nymph
Shadow Theater
Shadow Theater
Lubber Lovin'
Lubber Lovin'
Tete-a-Tete
Tete-a-Tete
Appetizer
Appetizer
Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child
Balance
Balance
Magnificent Frigates
Magnificent Frigates

I felt these birds before I saw them, a rustle of wind and a presence over my shoulder. When I looked up, I didn't have a name for them, so I broke out into a full-body sweat, as if my every pore were calling out to them. I dubbed them the Goosebumps Birds, but later I learned that their real name is the Magnificent Frigatebirds, a worthy title for a beast whose very Is-ness can make an otherwise solid human go liquid.

Monarch and Calla Lily
Monarch and Calla Lily
Blue Jean Frog
Blue Jean Frog

Several of nature's people

I know, and they know me;

I feel for them a transport

Of cordiality

- Emily Dickinson

Kindred Spirit
Kindred Spirit
Bejeweled
Bejeweled
Consider the Lobster
Consider the Lobster

http://theessayexperiencefall2013.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/files/2013/11/Consider-the-Lobster_david-foster-wallace.pdf

Dayenu
Dayenu
Spiderworks
Spiderworks

A fun thing to do is to watch how spider webs turn raindrops into fireworks.

Pine Cone
Pine Cone

I woke up this morning intending to do Responsible Purposeful Things, but I got sidetracked and accidentally fell in love with a pine cone playing with a beam of light.

Animated
Animated
Saving Grace
Royalty
Treble Clef
Calligraphy
Reflection
Transience
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
The Nature of Immigration
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars
Holding On, Letting Go
Wildebeest at the Watering Hole
Domesticity
Introvert
Extrovert
Birds of a Feather
Intertwined
Sentry
Pterodactyl punkrockius
Night Bloom
Magnolia
Aft
Fore
Breathing Room
Calligraphy of Geese
Wildebeest
Peace Egret
Evidence: Gesture V
Great Great Great Horned Owl
Blustery
Reach
Avocet Duet
Anise Swallowtail Metamorphosis
Dianella tasmanica
Bark Abstract
Bark Abstract
Festooned
Flit
Yellow
Bucolic
All Paths Lead to Spring
Senescence
Papaya Leaf
Irrepressible Exuberance of Photosynthesis
Nigella and Leaf Insect
Gesture
Hum
Fractal
Fractal Fern
Psithurism
Natural Order
Nymph
Shadow Theater
Lubber Lovin'
Tete-a-Tete
Appetizer
Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child
Balance
Magnificent Frigates
Monarch and Calla Lily
Blue Jean Frog
Kindred Spirit
Bejeweled
Consider the Lobster
Dayenu
Spiderworks
Pine Cone
Animated
Saving Grace
Royalty
Treble Clef
Calligraphy
Reflection
Transience
Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
The Nature of Immigration

The trees at Berkeley's Aquatic Park are crawling with undocumented immigrants. The new arrivals recently set up crowded encampments in the foliage above the golf course, creating a nuisance for golfers. The migrants are traveling 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico, as they do every year, despite lacking permission from the proper United States authorities to overwinter on American soil. These aliens have been seen floating over border patrol checkpoints by the millions, flouting the rule of law and making a mockery of the very notion of the nation state. At a recent press conference on the crisis, Trump promised to make every effort to deport the shiftless butterflies, who, he also noted, are lazy and do not contribute to the economy. He promised to personally subsidize a butterfly net the size of Texas to prevent more of these filthy pests from invading American soil and infesting our nation with their ecoterrorist agenda. In a show of support for Trump, the NRA promised to equip Native-born golfers with semi-automatic machine guns in order to keep the peace.

Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars
Holding On, Letting Go
Wildebeest at the Watering Hole

I placed a drop of liquid brown sugar on the counter. Word spread quickly, pheromone trails were forged. In no time the sisters had circled around like wildebeest at a watering hole. Each ant has two stomachs: an individual stomach for her own survival, and a social stomach for collective survival. Life is sweet.

Domesticity
Introvert
Extrovert
Birds of a Feather
Intertwined
Sentry
Pterodactyl punkrockius
Night Bloom

The beauty of the world stubbornly persists. Some flowers only bloom in the dead of night.

Magnolia
Aft
Fore
Breathing Room

"Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?" - Mary Oliver

Calligraphy of Geese
Wildebeest
Peace Egret
Evidence: Gesture V
Great Great Great Horned Owl
Blustery
Reach
Avocet Duet
Anise Swallowtail Metamorphosis
Dianella tasmanica
Bark Abstract
Bark Abstract
Festooned
Flit
Yellow

There is the heaven we enter
through institutional grace
and there are the yellow finches bathing and singing
in the lowly puddle.

- from Yellow by Mary Oliver

(This is a yellow warbler, not a finch, but the sentiment stands.)

Bucolic
All Paths Lead to Spring
Senescence
Papaya Leaf
Irrepressible Exuberance of Photosynthesis
Nigella and Leaf Insect
Gesture
Hum

“The humming is always there, even at rest.” - The Mincing Mockingbird

Fractal
Fractal Fern
Psithurism
Natural Order
Nymph
Shadow Theater
Lubber Lovin'
Tete-a-Tete
Appetizer
Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child
Balance
Magnificent Frigates

I felt these birds before I saw them, a rustle of wind and a presence over my shoulder. When I looked up, I didn't have a name for them, so I broke out into a full-body sweat, as if my every pore were calling out to them. I dubbed them the Goosebumps Birds, but later I learned that their real name is the Magnificent Frigatebirds, a worthy title for a beast whose very Is-ness can make an otherwise solid human go liquid.

Monarch and Calla Lily
Blue Jean Frog

Several of nature's people

I know, and they know me;

I feel for them a transport

Of cordiality

- Emily Dickinson

Kindred Spirit
Bejeweled
Consider the Lobster

http://theessayexperiencefall2013.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/files/2013/11/Consider-the-Lobster_david-foster-wallace.pdf

Dayenu
Spiderworks

A fun thing to do is to watch how spider webs turn raindrops into fireworks.

Pine Cone

I woke up this morning intending to do Responsible Purposeful Things, but I got sidetracked and accidentally fell in love with a pine cone playing with a beam of light.

Animated
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