May 29, 2017


Full Moon May 10 – 11 Sorpio


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

A small Green Bird
Lives on this mountain,
Flitting about,
From pine tree to bush.
With one bright eye,
Then the other,
Little Green Bird
Carefully studied me.
It is you, little Green Bird,
With your lovely plumes,
And friendly glance,
Who are the rare encounter.
Why did you linger,
Coming closer when I laughed?
Such a funny little bird,
You tiny warbling green beauty.
Bear … o9.02.2015



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:



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.
In summer 2015, fires charred tens of thousands of acres in California.
Modis Image from Aug 03, 2015 (Posted on Aug 04, 2015 3:29 PM)



As the crows
And I
Sit atop
My favorite
Thorn tree
Watching the
Light change
The shadows
Dance I
Think of you
And gossip
With my
They know
You better
Than I am able
To remember
They speak
To me
The language
Of laughter
When the
Wise ones
Fly east
Seeking roost
I remain alone
Among thorns
In forgetfulness
Bear … 04.22.2015