Thursday, September 10, 2015

Birdwatching?

It's www.BibleGateway.com , complete with cross references!

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

RantWoman apologizes.If the juxtapositions here make readers just go "huh," RantWoman begs your indulgence. RantWoman may yet massage tight coherence out of this excursion. If not, enjoy the journey or feel free to visit another time.

RantWoman is certain that the world is entitled to RantWoman's thoughts, thought bubbles and mental eruptions even when they donot pop out of her mouth immediately in conversation. RantWoman finds herself particularly certain that the world is entitled to her half, two thirds, three quarters of conversations with certain individuals.  With that in mind, pieces of thought that have not so far made it out of RantWoman's mouth:

In a conversation about RantWoman's fantasy all female presidential tickets, about which the world is still owed a blog post, RantWoman's counterpart said:

"I understand she as a strong personality."

RantWoman "And what would be the problem with that?"
(Would the problem be
--a woman with a strong personality?
--a woman who is president?
--a president of the United States with a strong personality?
--a woman with a strong personality becoming President of the United States?
Never Mind!)

Same Friend talking about the spirit nurturing aspects of birdwatching.
RantWoman: blank look, staring daggers which actually does not work any better outgoing than RantWoman's visual input options.

Look Friend, RantWoman has a large number of Friends who are into birdwatching. RantWoman sometimes delights in details of life lists and the wonder of someone else's sightings. But for a LOTS of species, even the fact of their existence is totally a matter of faith for RantWoman.


White seagull in flight, beak and talons extended.
 
RantWoman is extremely unlikely to borrow someone's bino's and completely mess up settings in order MAYBE to recognize the small stuff. The large stuff may or may not emerge from RantWoman's inate visual fog for RantWoman's convenience. So NO, even though RantWoman is quite humble actually also about watching others' process for instance of bird photography, birdwatching is NOT automatically a spiritual balm. And if you insist, how about some awesome shots of birds RantWoman can actually see, seagulls, crows, pigeons, species widely considered Varmints? Or YOU go watch birds and have a good time and broaden thoughts of ... some other way!


A whole flock of seagulls in flight



Some digressions no one imagined they need about crows:

Crows, wires, a pole

Seattle Audobon Society: about the crows

Crow research at the UW


NPR Story: They will Strafe you.



And some pigeons, thankfully not having landed on RantWoman's window ledge and therefore unmolested by the Queen of Spades


Pigeons, perhaps a pair



And in case there is ANY further need for silliness, never mind opinions about the ecological issues associated with feeding birds.



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