May You

Sun levitation

May you ever face the sunset landing bravely catty-cornered.

Darth invader

May you ever go down famously flaunting your fabulous colors.

Twigged Sunset

May you ever remember how to get twiggy with it, when necessary.

Rosie Bush

May you ever say, “Cheerz!” to the merry month of May!

Photographs by Uncle Tree

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One Last Windmill

The Last Windmill

Well! Hello there, folks! 

Did y’all come here just to see li’l ol’ me?

Grand Island Windmill

I am the last windmill, ya know!

The blackbirds told me so.

Retired Windmill

Stand back and endure the awe,

because fainting is against the law,

and awfully embarrassing, too, I hear tell.

Farm view

As you pass on by, say, “Hey!” to my comrades for me, will ya?

before they’re rolled away to meet their Maker.

Until the cows come home...

Don’t worry about those cows, now. Ya hear?

Once they come home, it’s all over for everybody.

The Platte River near Grand Island

River is an exception to that rule.

I pray it always runs.

Sir Windmill

 

Raising Crane: On Arbor Day

Bull Crane

“You people set aside a day just to celebrate trees?”

Depressed wishbone

Absolutely! See what happens when trees don’t get hugged?

Red Cow blues

“Well, we all do the best we can with what we got to work with.”

Stand-out trees

Well-hugged trees are standout creatures, as you can plainly see.

Crane wrong

“If you think we take trees for granted, you’re crane wrong.”

Caricature by Aaron Pocock

On behalf of my friends and me²

I thank you for the hugz!

HaPPy ArBoR DaY!

Uncle Tree

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https://www.arborday.org/

 

Raising Crane: On Friday The 13th

U2 Cranes

U CRANE

Raising Crane in the morning

Crane U. flocks!

Sandhill Cranes fenced in

Sandhill Cranes running laps for fowl play

Grazing crane

Grazing Crane on Friday the 13th

Crane Creek

Lesser Cranes they may be, but they venture closer to the road

Lesser Cranes close to the road

than their larger look-a-likes, the Greater Sandhill Cranes.

Crane Brunch

Superstitions abound on this day,

Cranes facing North

but only the fool-hearty fly away.

It's Friday the 13th?

“Stand your ground!”

Sandhill Crane take-off

Photographs by Uncle Tree

Friday the 13th

April 2018