It seems Lisa and I have moved into old age gracefully, one of our favourite pastimes watching water birds. The dip and dive. Some are solitary while other species stay close together. Eagles are always watching ready to pick off a straggler.
The grocery stores have had limited supplies in the valley. Turkeys are limited but available. Lisa’s Mom and Dad wanted one, but when they found out there is not as many available this year choose not to get one, so it could be left for a family.
They have been poor, so they know what it is like. They also know the value of depending on others. Their gesture in the world we live in is rare, where people snap up things that are in short commodity and sell them for a profit, be damned, regardless of need, going to whoever can pay the most.
Moses dropped some tablets, containing the commandments while coming down that mountain. I’d bet, ‘Leave some for others’, would have been on there.
Up the mountain we saw Townsends and Siskins all too quick and crafty to get their picture taken.
6 thoughts on “A few birds”
superb new commandment – needs teaching to many latter-day foragers!
We have a lot of coots here – we call them moorhens
The new commandment would fall on deaf ears of the people who need to hear it the most.
Strange birds, them coots!
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I am doing a Cornish hen this Xmas, since Will cannot eat normally. Have you read Cicero’s book titled How to grow Old.
Great little book.
Did some research on Cicero. I will order the book. I’ve only had Cornish game hens in restaurants and they were always good.
Take care. Give my best too Will.
Let me know how you find the book,Cicero wrote is 2000 years ago but I think it rings true today. Humans do not change that much.
I am looking forward to reading it. I will let you know what I think. Thanks for the recommendation.