Quirky birds

We’ve been feeding the birds here in Rio for a few years now. I do think the SaĆ­ras were the first and most entertaining visitors. They raise large broods, and each year the group has grown. The birds tend to eat occasionally when not nesting, more enthusiastically when sitting on eggs, and voraciously when feedingContinue reading “Quirky birds”

Oh thou work of art

I once wept, looking at an x-ray of my foot. It’s a work of art, a bit mangled from a ski accident, but with a beauty in the mere flow of the lines of the bones, tendons and flesh. Remember gazing at an infant’s hand with the same wonder? What tiny fingers! What adorable rollsContinue reading “Oh thou work of art”