Lazuli God Force

Lazuli Bunting

All of a sudden we have these now. I’ve seen three at once.

These birds are incredible. That they exist just slaps me silly. That I can look out my window at the feeder and there they are—in between the evil squirrel raids—is something special. I am one lucky goddamn sonofabitch.

But just think how hard that lazuli bunting had to work to get to where he is today. I’m sure he’d tell us if he could. You know, the things he had to do before he left the nest. The tests he had to pass to fly. The worthiness he had to prove to earn that blue. This barely takes us up to hawk and cat school, and I hear that’s really tough because the courses and exams are simultaneous.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • Karen May 20, 2014, 8:49 AM

    Love this! Birds….actually, all animals are so special. We do need to appreciate each and every one! Thanks for pointing this out.

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