Tag Archives: animals and nature

rake leaves, write poems

“Before you reach enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After you reach enlightenment,  chop wood, carry water.” I rake the leaves in the front yard And watch the neighborhood hawk glide hunting from tree to tree. She is chopping wood and … Continue reading

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building thoreau

I’m building a character called Thoreau. Or Darwin or Hawthorn or Melville, or whatever the wonderful Galapagos tortoise at the little zoo in the Park with the Stone Bridge in downtown Kekionga is going to end up being called.  I’m … Continue reading

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meet emerson

You saw one of his feet yesterday, and here is the rest of him.  This is Emerson. Emerson is a Galapagos tortoise, and he lives in a big sunny pen inside the glass house conservatory at the Toledo Zoo.  (He … Continue reading

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who is this?

Hint: it’s not a dinosaur.  Well, not quite.

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photograph without explanation

Quetzalcoatlus northropi with oscillating stand fans.

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hulk-ku for late august

Hulk love cicada. Shells on trees; cicada noise Make end of summer. (Hulk not write real Japan haiku all summer.  This one happen right away.  Hulk proud self.)

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a tiger in the zinnias

One of the classic phone camera butterflies, a tiger swallowtail. This one is old and canny, with notches in his wings. He led me quite a chase, taking 15 minutes in the hot sun and a couple dozen exposures before … Continue reading

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the very patient dragonfly– pentax

Finally, a serious look at our friend on the end of the radio antenna of the Miata. That’s the official definition of “very patient” as it applies to dragonflies: a very patient dragonfly is a dragonfly who hangs around while … Continue reading

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the very patient dragonfly– Fuji

On Saturday, I told you the story of the very patient dragonfly, who hung around on the very end of the radio antenna of the Miata for a good half an hour on a cloudy afternoon, posing for photographs from … Continue reading

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hulk write small poem

Hulk write not-Hulk-ku. About bird. Two robin baby Grow big in summer maple tree. Monday, mother father bird Chase air conditioning man Away from nest. Thursday, everybody gone. (Birds not take long.)

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