Friday, March 11, 2011

Red Apple Falls

Update: Insensitive of me to post this on a morning when there is such terrible suffering in the Pacific. Our thoughts here on PaaE are, of course, with the afflicted.


Generik said...

I don't think it's insensitive, although I appreciate (and certainly echo) the sentiment. Especially living where Tom and I do, I am sensitive to the plight of the people in Japan right now.

That said, this is a beautiful shot of a beautiful bird. Sometimes beauty is a well-needed distraction.

ahab said...

The arrival on the scene of the American Robin is a big sign of spring for us here in the east. (S)he always shows up in this tree at the end of the first week of March. And she tries to hold it against all comers (except a mate) until the apples are gone. Sometimes she succeeds, sometimes Cedar Waxwings drive her out.

We tend to take her for granted, but she is a fascinating and beautiful bird.

Tom Hilton said...

Not insensitive at all. There are always horrible things going on in the world, and we can always use a little beauty.

E-6 said...

I echo Generik and Tom's sentiments.

ahab said...

Well, yeah, thanks. It's just so sad, and it goes from bad to worse. I find it all very upsetting.