Fly, soar, float, glide, wing, dart, accelerate, zoom, loop, navigate, alight, Nest, cradle, inhabit, perch, retreat, sanctuary, take root, Grow, develop, evolve, extend, expand, nurture, plant, sow, cultivate, till, reap, germinate, sprout, flourish, thrive, Change, alter, vary, reconsider, modify, transform,translate, make over, metamorphose, shift, convert, innovate, recast, remodel, revamp, reorganize, Strengthen, deepen, heighten, intensify, enhance, magnify, spread, disperse, inflate, escalate, inflate, smoothly, go well, prosper, appreciate, Blossom!
-Nancy A. Erisman 2010
Recently our neighborhood crows held a giant meeting. Approximately 100 crows held council on my street, the power lines, neighbors rooftops. Calling, shouting, conversing with each other. They strolled across the road, ate acorns and flew from perch to perch. They gathered in the oak trees. They called us out to bare witness to this afternoon spectacle.
I wished I spoke Crow.
Just imagine hearing a large murder of crows sounding like this.
And here is one more in honor of those of you who just got snow!
Recently I was fortunate to see the monarch butterflies, on to the coast. This photo shows them gathering in their 'clusters' for the night. If they do not latch on and are left on the ground they usually do not survive the night time temperature drop or the foraging rats. There were thousands of these Monarchs hanging from
many, many clusters in the eucalyptus trees.
All photos by Nancy A. Erisman ©2012