May 29, 2017

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Full Moon May 10 – 11 Sorpio

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Full Scorpio Moon viewed through smoke from West Mims Fire  May 10, 2017

Full Moon In Scorpio - ⓒBearspawprint2017

Full Moon In Scorpio – ⓒBearspawprint2017

Little Green Bird

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A small Green Bird
Lives on this mountain,
Flitting about,
From pine tree to bush.
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With one bright eye,
Then the other,
Little Green Bird
Carefully studied me.
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It is you, little Green Bird,
With your lovely plumes,
And friendly glance,
Who are the rare encounter.
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Why did you linger,
Coming closer when I laughed?
Such a funny little bird,
You tiny warbling green beauty.
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Bear … o9.02.2015
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The little fellow I saw was a definite green, a pine green,  greener than the guide illustrations.   Not only did he have a personality, he had a sense of humor.

Pine Warbler   Audubon Guide to North American Birds

Songs and Calls

Musical and somewhat melancholy, a soft, sweet version of the trill of the Chipping Sparrow.

Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokey The Bear Says:

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Alaska Firenado film by Douglas Burts   –Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars
Douglas Burts of the Alaska Division of Forestry caught footage of a firenado forming in the Tetlin Juction Fire at about 1900 August 16, 2013. Spruce trees with the root wad can be seen flung through the air.
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FIRES IN CALIFORNIA
In summer 2015, fires charred tens of thousands of acres in California.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=86348&src=nha
Modis Image from Aug 03, 2015 (Posted on Aug 04, 2015 3:29 PM)