Tuesday, January 24, 2012

California Quail

California quail pop 
through the garden fence,
cross the yard feet spinning
like the side wheels
of river paddle boats.


  1. Astute observation! I love the analogy of the paddle boat side wheels.

  2. I do miss our pheasants here. We had a bird flu. There might be a few up the hill... We'll just have to make due with the American Kestrel, The Red Tail Hawks, Red Wing Black Birds and other birdie friends.