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THIS WEEK IN FLOWERS

 
cotton pods flower vase windowsill image by samantha spigos
dried cotton pods image by samantha spigos

“On this late January afternoon,

the sky is oyster gray, and not a breath of air stirs the bare branches.

I climb partway up a steep hill and sit

to catch my breath and retie my shoes.”

the bluebird effect by julie zickafoose image by samantha spigos

Extinction, to me, is powerlessness, inexorability, rage, and despair. Extinction is the buzzing saw that drowns out even the double rap of a powerful woodpecker. Suddenly, I have to get some air, and I turn out the lights, put on my boots and coat, and walk deep into our woods. On this late January afternoon, the sky is oyster gray, and not a breath of air stirs the bare branches. I climb partway up a steep hill and sit to catch my breath and retie my shoes.”


Julie Zickefoose, The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds


+ Creating a bird-friendly yard.
+ The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 15-18, 2019! Any and all can participate.
+ Cheerup, cheerily, cheerily, and other bird mnemonics.
+ Julie Zickefoose’s (a fellow Ohioan) upcoming talks.

last time in This Week In Flowers: Mother Teresa


—S