Friday, October 29, 2010

Freedom Rings

Riverside Church, standing irresolute. One day it will crumble, but until then it is the year round home of 2 peregrine falcons. It is also home to Columbia University, who is also a very protective resident. After being harrassed by two New York City Police officers for taking pictures of said falcons, I hung tight also. Here's what I saw/was able to capture.

In the fading light,

someone's hunting for dinner.

Diving after starlings, it didnt seem to even be real how fast it plunged.
Turning behind the Church after an unseen MISS! Here's her recovery...

and flyby/flyin.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Ovenbird

In situ.

There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.
He says the early petal-fall is past
When pear and cherry bloom went down in showers
On sunny days a moment overcast;
And comes that other fall we name the fall.
He says the highway dust is over all.
The bird would cease and be as other birds
But that he knows in singing not to sing.
The question that he frames in all but words
Is what to make of a diminished thing.

I think Eddie has an idea what to make of it...