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but now I have a dog
But now I have a dog
It used to be I knew relatively intimately of fishhawks, blue herons, fiddler crabs, lace cobwebs, remnants of old foundations, abandoned shallow wells and private beaches of
But now I
have a dog.
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A Dinosaur Rises
The incongruity of tractor and mechanical crane making poetry upon the river jars me. Yet the silhouette of combustion and steel performs indisputable ballet, the crane picks and plops huge stones from piles thundered from 18-wheeled dump trucks. Each stone appears as large as the tractor, which, regardless, appears toy-like from where I watch it nudges each rock into place.... (continue)
St. George Island
Below mean high tide on
The trick is to gain standing before having to assert the right...(continue)
The FishhawksJune is the time to band osprey babies. They are still helpless and fill your hand like a velvet bag of weightless bones. Their down melts like butter through your fingers.
“Don’t look at her,” osprey expert Steve Cardano advises when a baby’s huge mother circles overhead, watching her baby weighed, measured and banded. Her tiny cry is incongruous. “Kree, kree, kree.”
Years later I avert my eyes walking past the nest at the crook of the road. I bargain that if I do not look directly at her, the mother will eventually remain as I walk by.
They are not known as osprey on St. George Island. They are called fishhawks...(continue)
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