Pumpkins, Nuthatches, and Poetry Prompts 10/19/14

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
10:19:14 two ps closer sigFlashback Friday, October 19, 2012 – This cosmos with a tiny flying aphid on its petal is my pick photo for today.
October 19, 2012 sig
Flashback Saturday, October 19, 2013 – This is my pick photo for yesterday and it stars a green sweat bee on chrysanthemum. This is only the second time I’ve seen the green sweat bee this year.
October 19, 2013 sigSunday, October 19, 2014 – For this 19th day of the month long poetry challenge the prompt is about the rain.  The video I shared at the top of this entry is my response to the challenge because where I live drought is an issue and decisions made about how to use what little water available is influenced by corporate money and preference is being given to the water intensive and polluting oil and fracking industry.  Clean water has been a global issue and is escalating as a source of conflict as droughts spread and intensify, while in other areas there are floods and super storms.

Today is sunny, mild, and dry and, while out taking photos of neighbors’ doorstep pumpkins and squash, I saw a pair of nuthatches and some chickadees.  I was able to get a couple of photos of one of the nuthatches 🙂
10:19:14 nuthatch 1 sig 10:19:14 p and s v sig 10:19:14 grey p sig
10:19:14 side pumpkin sig10:19:14 shadow p sig 10:19:14 brick p sig“on many doorsteps
pumpkins wait for visitors
a feast for the eyes”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:19:14 two ps sig 10:19:14 peach p sig 10:19:14 o p v 1 sig
10:19:14 pair sig10:19:14 p shadow sig“little nuthatches
hanging with the chickadees
in the autumn trees”
~ Raven Ariana Simons

10:19:14 nuthatch sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven


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