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Trapani, Stone and Sea
WP photographer Cheri says a door is an everyday thing, yet is often a symbol — of a beginning, a journey forward or inward, a mark of one’s home, or even a step into the unknown.
Above the town of Randazzo, I hiked in the Parco Dell’Etna across the lava fields to the Rifugio Giovanni Saletti hut. A welcome sight ~ despite the state of its door.
I watch them watch the grandkids at the playground w/a sit-&-wait stance,
whooping & sallying forth to intercede occasionally,
like the Great Crested Flycatcher
who swoops from his perch in the canopy
after the bugs with his whee-ep whee-ep! in the dark night.
except for that odd habit of tucking shed snakeskin into his nest,
he’s like those boys: long & lean.
This whee-ep whee-ep call is also a locator call used to reassure the wife that he’s nearby tilting at windmills while she makes the nest, does the laundry etc. (Hmmm: a subject for
Donde termina el arco iris,
en tu alma o en el horizonte?
Where does the rainbow end,
in your soul or on the horizon?
― Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions
2015 at 3:32 pm | Tags: ‘Laudato Si’, encyclical on global warming, fast action needed on climate change, Pope Francis, poverty and our fragile climate, sweeping encyclical, swift action on climate change, the Pope knows his science, till and keep the garden of the world, Vatican, Words We Women Write | June 20
I did catch the flame, black and white color, but sadly not the rictal bristles!! (Maybe some things are best left to the imagination?)
“Keeping” as in care, protect, oversee & preserve
urges Pope Francis as he links poverty w/ our planet’s fragility.
“Be like those rictal bristles,” I think
as I watch an American Redstart flash his orange-base tail to flush insects.
His bill’s rictal bristles protect it from flying bugs & other airborne debris.
PLUS his song guards his breeding habitat & its resources.
Did he read the encyclical?
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