Sunday, November 8, 2009

TC: The Light of the World at 9000 Feet


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A big
bossy-crested
blue jay
with electric black
wings
and a simonized
gorgeousness
about him
flashes into
the aspens
like sheet
lightning





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Steller's Jay: photo by Alan D. Wilson, 2006

Aspens changing color in mid fall: photo by Zephyr Glass, 2007

3 comments:

SarahA said...

I am really liking this 'big bossy-crested blue jay'
The colours of both pictures very warming to ones eyes.

SarahA said...

PS few words but those few, project a vivid image of such in my mind. Know that.

TC said...

SarahA,

Well you know how blue jays are, so imperious and squawky, especially when an unaccustomed visitor dares penetrate their air space, they're the opposite of hospitable about that.

And yes, I'd love to fly off with the bluejay into those lovely warm aspens -- though I know that at this time of year it would be wicked cold in there at night (same site as found in that other little poem about the aspens with the wind dithering in them, "Eldora".)