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Friday, May 27, 2011

Beauty Walks a Razor's Edge

This Land

One of the verses in this song that Woodie Guthrie wrote, is golden, but seldom sung and goes:

As I was walking,
Down a road in passing.
I saw a sign that said: "No Trespassing."
But on the other side,
I didn't see nothing.
That side was made
For you and me.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Big Snake

This garter snake is at least 30 inches long.  Having just eaten (note the bulging middle), she was a bit cranky, basking in the middle of a gravel road and would not be moved without a fight.  I left her alone to enjoy the sunshine and her meal.

Newly Discovered Darwin's Bark Spider - See:

Sunday, May 22, 2011



Your life,
To those who surround you,
Has been like a rose
Whose blossoms bloomed and
Grew so gently,
And revealed a hidden splendor.

A fragrant scent of times long past;
The modern age has loomed at last,
Far more extreme
Than that charmed age
Of Kings and Queens - Victoria!

Wars have changed the world
and men.
You too, like them,
Have lost some petals
To the winds and weeds,
And the cutting, stinging nettles.

Lost euphoria,
Despite your thorns,
In a tangled bed of weeds.

Written by M.F. Elderkin
April 16th, 1979.