leaves wings and other such things


swinging with playful birds

swinging with playful birds singing chirping dancing playing.


playful birds swinging

from a wired article, 01-08-14:

orvids, the group of birds that includes ravens, crows, jays, and magpies, have quite the reputation. Ravens can use insight to solve problems, crows make and use a variety of tools, and jays can remember the past and plan for the future.

boy with singing bird on his head

These birds are also known to be particularly explorative and playful. They are very interested in novel objects, regularly manipulating things they find and even taking and stashing objects. . . .Animals learn about their physical environment by interacting with objects, and corvids may build up a knowledge database of their world through object exploration. This might help them discover new sources of food, evade different kinds of predators, or adapt to changing or new environments. [Ivo] Jacobs says corvids fit this picture because they are relatively large-brained, long-lived, adaptable, playful, and innovative.

They are known for their behavioral flexibility and interest in new things. Object caching may reflect an exploratory spirit. . . .
boy with singing bird on his

except from article by: Jacobs, I. F., Osvath, M., Osvath, H., Mioduszewska, B., von Bayern, A. M. P., and Kacelnik, A. (2013). 


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the sea & the wings

in my dream the sea releases a flock of birds from the foam of the wave—

so much is possible in nature—

little distinction between reality & fantasy


the foam of the wave releases a flock of birds

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tweet type twig

sweet little birds dancing through the branches—perhaps the hawks are charmed by their songs & colors.

birds amoung the glyphs from their songs






















i am certainly delighted by their presence all around me.

  here are some barn swallows

   a nuthatch

  & some waxwings.

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hearts and fish and air


it is as necessary to have

air, water, plants, insects, birds, fish & mammals

as it is to have brains, hearts, lungs & stomachs
—Alan Watts





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swoop & barn swallow

“During horizontal powered flight, a bird must flap its wings to generate lift & thrust to overcome gravity & drag. The instantaneous forces on the wings vary during the course of a wingbeat cycle due to time-varying wing planform, degree of flexing the elbow & wrist joints, angle of attack, wing twist, rotational velocity of wings, elastic properties of the primaries, forward velocity, etc.

Birds’ tails also play an important aerodynamic role . . . the tail of many birds could generate as much as a third of the total lift required to support a bird’s weight.”
—the Journal of Experimental Biology (©The Company of Biologists Limited 2001) Flight Kinematics of the Barn Swallow

swallows flying a line drawing

barn swallow





the barn swallow swiftly dives, swoops, weaves & glides up over the trees then down just above the tips of the wide open fields of grass.






the provided link is from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds website.

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the sound of wings flying together

when i close my eyes we move & glide & ripple through the flow of wind.
we are grace & experience peace of mind—a physical experience of beauty. 

nous sommes heureux. 

flight together three figures move through the air three faces











we laugh & laugh & laugh & say good-bye to all that earthly chatter.

sssshhhhhh, listen to the sound of our wings.

flight together three figures move through the air detail of three facesflight together three figures move through the air creating wind

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