Uproar

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(With all her antics, I googled her..a Northern Mockingbird)

 

This backyard of mine is at once a wild kingdom and a comedy skit. Yesterday was a gray, chilly and windy day bearing no resemblance to spring. I looked out to see her, the bird living in my tree that is, entering her nest.

The wind has been toying with that small tree all day. Really tossing it to and fro. I am thinking this was the reason for the loud twittering that had been filling the air on and off all day. A squirrel, traisping across the back fence found himself on the run. The nesting bird chased him down
and pecked him in the ass. I’ve never seen that before. I guess he was closer than she wanted him to be to her nest.

Today there was a repeat. Only, this time he was racing up and down the main trunk of the neighbor’s very tall tree and she was in hot pursuit! What is with this bird! Maybe they’re just friends. Romping. Or, maybe they’re just as crazy as us humans.

clouds scurrying

across a not so full moon –

spring feels out of sink

Pat R

4/04/20

 

NaPoWriMo

 

Autumnal Equinox

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autumnal equinox –
the last pear falls from the tree,
summer slips away

Pat R

9/22/19

For Frank Tassone’s Challenge where the prompt is Autumnal Equinox ( September Equinox). Stop by and do some reading here.

Survivor

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perky tulip ears

poking through the soil intact

now fully restored

survives squirrel’s brutal gnaws

brand new life makes it to spring

Pat R

3/09/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt words were Renew & Fresh ( synonyms only). I used Restore & New.