August 2021 archive
José Felciano and TrudyEarlier today I heard an excerpt of José Feliciano playing Flight of the Bumblebee on guitar. I figured I could find a clip of him playing it on YouTube. I expected to be moved by seeing a blind guitarist's fingers play such a demanding piece but I was not prepared for how moved I would be to see that, in a 1966 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, his guide dog Trudy was at his side.
Sciurus griseus (click for larger)
This handsome creature has been a regular in my yard lately.
Uta stansburiana
This young lizard has been hanging out where I've been doing some work outside and doesn't much mind me being nearby.
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Mt. Whitney, yesterday evening
our minds are merging
how horses do a Vulcan mind‑meld
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guy building the house next door
brought his supervisor along today.
Dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium sp.),
looking healthier than the pine tree it's parasitizing
Sylvilagus audubonii
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