Tuesday, October 18, 2005

more Arizona pics...

Yesterday morning I went to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, which is a sort of museum/zoo/botanical garden all rolled into one. It's well worth the trip, and I would have loved to have spent more time there. One of my favorite exhibits was a walk-in aviary. While there, I managed to snap this pic of a Northern Flicker, and I thought of a poem by Paul Klee (at least I think it's by Paul Klee; I've been unable to find it, even on the net, so this is from memory, and if the words are not exactly accurate I apologize):

What care the birds

For the tree and its roots

All day long, contented,

They swing and sing

Perched on an ultimate end.


10 comments:

Robin said...

Do they still have a lizard exhibit out front? My kids were entranced by that many long years ago.

GREAT photograph.

Mrs. L said...

Paul Klee the painter was a poet, too? Some people get all the DNA.

Mrs. L

emmapeeldallas said...

Yeah, and as if that weren't enough, he apparently also played the violin well enough so that lots of people would have paid to hear him play, but he decided to spend his time painting instead. I love Klee!

Judi

V said...

Beautiful Post!

V

Marc said...

I am always in awe at the handiwork of our Creator...and wonderful of you to capture it ! Splendid!!

Marc

:)

Donna said...

I love a challenge and I went in search of this poem. Sorry. No luck .... so far.

Donna

Judith said...

I wasn't aware that Paul Klee was a poet. Lovely photograph! Beautiful.

Judith

Sassy said...

Gorgeous bird shot! Glad I found you through the featured journals by Laura! Nice journal. Hope you'll come visit me.

Blessings,

Sassy

;-)

sierrajazz said...

Your journal is always full of treasures... pictures, information about wonderful places you have visited. I am always ready for the next photo or weekend/vacation update.

Karen said...

I'm grinning from ear to ear now at the great Tucson pictures!

- Karen in Tucson