Thursday, September 17, 2009

I've been saving this thistle all summer, watching it grow, bloom and then set seed. I am afraid they will grow everywhere now! But, finally another group of finches showed up. The light wasn't as good as when there was only one ripe seedhead, and the birds have lost their bright summer yellows, but it was a great deal of fun to stand and watch through the kitchen window and take a lot of pictures in the shade. The survival of so many tiny birds is a brief great comfort to me, given the way the world is turning.

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