Monday, October 15, 2007


This should not be,
this metal tree.
I miss the feel of wood
on talon good.
God, grant me this wish
(... and lots of fish),
Just a few tall, real trees,
I'm not hard to please.
Give us a place to nest,
and we'll do the rest.
Why yes, I do speak Osprey ... don't you?
It's Blog Action Day and the theme is the environment.
Here at Pure Florida, that theme is our guiding mission on a daily (almost) basis.
I'm not much of a bloggy, let's all do this at once sort of guy, (don't waste your meme's here), but I confess to jumping on this bandwagon today.
Have an excellent Monday.

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day


Dr. Know said...

Roadkill Poetry? Surely you jest.

Feh, whatever. Glad you made it back from your misleadingly mischievous mission.

robin andrea said...

We did the Environmental Blogging Day too. We are not optimistic that your beautiful osprey will have the real trees it prays for.

kathy a. said...

the osprey prayer is perfect.

ArtfulSub said...

Second (and more optimistic) verse:

But I kind of like the humans,
and SOME of the things they do.

There's no doubt we can co-exist beneath the skies of blue.

I HAVE made adjustments, as their coastal numbers grew.

In fact, my favorite perch on Troll Island, is on a cross of steel blue.

So, I sit atop my Church perch, and know that one thing's true.

The God that made us raptors, made those humans too.

If the smarter humans prevail, they'll always see me soar.

And maybe I'll get a chance to poop upon loud-mouthed moron hypocrites like Fat Albert and Tipper Gore!

(Editor's note 1): The church-loving raptor who wrote this poem is technically an American Bald Eagle, and not an Osprey.)

Thunder Dave said...

OK you've kept me in suspense all weekend! How was your trip?

Floridacracker said...

Thanks ... I think.

This is a highly adaptive bird. I think they'll be okay, but I'm sorry they have to adjust.

Kathy A,
Thanks. I had ten minutes to do something this morning. I'm sure there were more substantial blog posts today.

Well, sure if you're an osprey, adapting is a do-able endeavour,
it's the snail kite and beach mouse who may be lost forever.

Went out to eat with a cute chick,did some early Christmas shopping, and enjoyed no schedule.
Then I went to Cedar Key ...

Sharon said...

You do more for the environment than anyone else I know, you saved the life of a corn snake just a few days ago! ;)

RubyShooZ said...

Thanks for the poetry and posts. They're great. I do hope though that WE are the ones who will have to adjust....I wish anyway. I've been looking in here for a while now and liking what I see ...all except for those dreaded words......

Christmas shopping???


Have a peaceful day today.

~ RS ~ jo

TUFFENUF said...

great poetry, but a little sad! Also, I love the photo in your blog header!

Floridacracker said...

Baby steps.
The corn snake is one of my alltime favorites. Bless you!
You made my day.

Welcome to Pure Florida!
Thanks for the kind words ... ditto the arrghh, but I vowed to get a little earlier start this year :)

Thanks! That photo is a favorite of mine too ... which is why I haven't changed it for a while.