Strix the harbinger
guards the exit gate, quizzing all
Who will pass this night?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Me and Paul

Lorna took this photo of Paul Prappas and me shortly after our Rose-throated Becard vanished before we were able to get a camera on it - both feeling a combination of exhilaration and dismay - me staring at a place in space and time where a bird once perched, Paul dreaming of what might have been. ;-). 

The next morning when I walked down to the park there were already people milling about searching the trees. We have occasionally checked the neighborhood since, but the bird has proved to be a "one day wonder". 

2 comments:

Redwing said...

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. And of course, Willie Nelson's tune "Me and Paul" hits the right chord.

Gunnar Berg said...

It's been rough and rocky travelin'.