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~Poetry: In the distance

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In the distance,

mountains loom,

like sentinels.

 

Here is my ¬†version of Lia Poetic Form-¬† (that doesn’t rhyme): ¬†

A Lia is a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an ‚Äúa‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúb‚ÄĚ rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab. ¬†

low hanging clouds

against blue sky

float

 

far in the distance

looming mountains 

rise

 

sentinel watching

invokes feeling

shielded

 

~Poetry/Birds: Spring elevates

spring elevates

activities for

survival

Males, display colorful plumage attracting females for mating.

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American Goldfinch

 

Searching for the “right” location to build a nest.

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House Wren

Females and males hunt for food to feed their young.

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On a cloudy day, I captured these photos west of Loveland at a natural area called Bobcat Ridge. Flocks of Chipping Sparrows and American Goldfinches flitted in the Cottonwood and Crabapple trees, swooping down to eat in a beautiful field of Dandelions.

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Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
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Bobcat Ridge Natural Area trail head.

The next time you bend down to remove a Dandelion from your yard, take a moment to consider leaving it there to feed the numerous migrating and nesting birds that feed on these herbaceous perennial plants. The Dandelion is a beneficial food source for them.

 

View a previous blog about the lovely Dandelion ` Poetry: ~Dandelions~