She whispers my name... Only I can hear

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Stillness


Bandingo Farm Update:

There's a kind of hush
All over the world
Tonight...

A stillness in the air so intense
The Tree Frog, Bull Frog debate
Reverberates off the hillside
In 7.1 3D, surround sound
Dolby not necessary.

Somewhere an engine whines
Sounds like a pick up truck
Over the hill down in the hollow
Coyotes take note, make comments

The Night Hawk calls
An owl answers
Dogs pass secrets
From farm to farm
The silent breeze holds her breath
As if listening to it all
Very intently

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Algebra After High School

IQ: 192 + PS: 152 = Died on street corner from gunshot wound while dealing crack.
NO cancer cure for you.

Monday, May 13, 2013

May Snow is the Sweetest


Bandingo Farm Update
Weather Report

It is snowing today.
Did last night too.
No accumulation so far...
But here on the hill tops you never know.

A somber gray shroud hovers and drifts overhead.
Thick... Quilted patches of texture and hue.
Pressing close, just over the hilltop, as if at any moment
We may just be in it.

Every so often a burst of large white flakes appears, dances...
Outlining the wind, revealing her secret jets and eddies
And then is gone.

Such is the weather today.
Light and dark interwoven.
The Apple blossoms tremble.
I don't think it will break forty five degrees.
The low canopy will mean not much chance if it getting any warmer, but it also means that it won't get too much colder tonight either.

The Jays and Thrush discuss the prospects loudly.
They and the others understand that the Hawk, the Owl and the Falcon are taking shelter today...
But the Crows keep watch all the same.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Bandingo Farm Update


Weather Report

The dry spell has broken...
A cool pleasant rain has been falling off and on for the past twenty four hours.
The frogs are very excited, the grass, lush and burning green.
Sunny breaks between showers allow the parched ground to absorb moisture.

Every now and then a lazy rumble of thunder comes rolling over the hill as an incredible stillness shrugs, sighs and returns; taking hold of everything.
Everything but the birds that is...
The frog's trill rises to a crescendo as the Redwing calls out shrill from the willows.
Big fat drops fall from eves and plum branches.
Splat, splat... Splat.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Air Pollution

As the Earth has evolved life has played a part of the equation almost since day one.
For a long time (something like 1.8 billion years) life on Earth consisted of nothing more complicated than anaerobic bacteria. The atmosphere was much different back then, it would be considered poisonous today.
But then something amazing happened... A new organism arose, Cyano bacteria - also known as Blue Green Algae -  an organism that could make its own food from sunlight, available water and CO2 molecules.
Photosynthesis had evolved. For the first time in the history of the Earth Oxygen began to accumulate in the atmosphere.

This resulted in the extinction of 99.9% of the organisms living on the planet at that time...