Spitting Feathers

Between shingle beach and salty lagoon, marsh and reed bed, feathered spirits, soul-anchored by ponderous words, observe migrating birds and hanker to be free. They long to sweep above thorny thistles, dart after insects in the air, glittering lightning across fields and down lanes, breaking over towns and villages like waves. Petrochemicals of centuries clog […]

Garden Guests

Dawn quietude is rippling with the ecstatic chortling of birds, some overjoyed that last year’s nest survived the winter, others splatting mud and leaves, building new nests in trees and under eaves in a frenetic festival of spring. By July, nests have exploded, their broods unloaded into the summer sky, without a goodbye they are […]