Friday, July 10, 2009

Recalling the Green-headed Tanager

Friday, July 10, 2009
6 comments

What a week this has been! Between the deadlines, headlines, equipment malfunctions, wardrobe malfunctions, poisonous snakes, stepped-on rakes, event planning, e-mail spamming, deal making, wind breaking, close calls with spotty fawns, hissing of summer lawns, I am wondering where the past five days went?

That's a question with no answer. Like this one: Where does your lap go when you stand up?
To Lappland? Methinks it is so.

So I find myself taking solace in memories. Like this green-headed tanager from Brazil which I photographed last summer near Ubatuba. He's a handsome devil. And if I close my eyes, I can almost smell the woodsmoke and hear the soft sounds of the bossa nova drifting through the trees.

Bring on the weekend and let it linger long.

6 comments:

On July 11, 2009 at 1:15 AM Jason Folt said...
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On July 11, 2009 at 1:19 AM Jason Folt said...

As a former SE Ohio herper who enjoys nature blogs... what is the story with the venomous snake?

I also spent time in Brazil last spring and often catch myself daydreaming of the sounds of the river and the smell of the manioc...

On July 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photo! You must have some amazing photos in the archives that we haven't seen yet. I hope your wonderful memories keep showing up here. Hint hint.

Shila

On July 11, 2009 at 10:27 AM Bill of the Birds said...

Jason:

My daughter Phoebe found a copperhead near our garage. It was in a chipmunk hole with just its head sticking out. We waited a few hours then caught it when it came out with a snake-grabbing device. Then Julie transported it (inside a lidded garbage can) down the road a few miles and let it go.

On July 12, 2009 at 3:21 PM Jason Folt said...

A nice find. You guys have an awesome chunk of property. I wish I even had a yard to compile a "yard list".

Thanks for sharing,

Jason


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