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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Too Many for the Road
Drunk is never a good thing. If you are a Robin, it's even worse. The sky and the road and windows all look the same. This fat fellows found the "sky" had suddenly grown solid.
Abundant Porcelain Berries Too many for the road OR the skies
The rain and the time of year conspired to bring down the Porcelain Berries and all their leaves. Nearly every morning, Things I get to do today include blowing the results off the patio. This morning's ritual moved smoothly until my eye reached this fellow--fortunately before the wind of the leaf blower caught up to him.
Drunken Robin survived his window
He was one of many of his fellows who feast on the blued fruits of the Porcelain Berry vine. The nearby house window looked like the path to freedom in the skies. Not so. He crouched on the patio without moving as I quieted the leaf blower. A big leaf had lodged on his beak and head. As I pulled off the leaf and took his picture, he remained motionless, waiting patiently for his wits and senses to return which they eventually did. When his drunk wears off, will he remember?