Saturday, February 26, 2011
Love the red hat
Examples: the Caltech men's basketball team won its first game since 1985 this week. The weatherman on local morning news has been ill with pneumonia for months; he will be back on Monday. Today's LA Times has an interview with Ed Ruscha. Dover Thrift Books have poetry anthologies for as little as $1.50 - new.
Seen earlier this month (a bit behind on posting, please excuse) two of these acorn woodpeckers, agile-footing their way around our nearest palm tree, wearing their red beanies. It took a while to identify them and it seems they are after insects who've burrowed into the trunk. I hope they know the welcome mat is always out. At second-floor height, they are safe from the building's multiple cats. This is a much clearer photo (courtesy of Mark Schmitt, via The Backyard Birdman) than I would have gotten, shooting through the window. I admire the nature photos that many on my blog roll post, the sense of environment they provide.
The state of our minds is in our hands, you might say. I think I finally understand this. Whatever I can do to elevate my thoughts, my spirits, is a responsibility I accept. Cheerful, gloomy, not that difficult a choice.