Like Snow in June

June 18, 2015  •  12 Comments

Rosencrantz walking in the cotton blizzard.

 

The cottonwoods are producing lots of cotton this year, so it's like having a snowstorm in June. I listened to a concert by Tears for Fears that played at the Sandia Amphitheater while I prepared this blog. They sounded pretty good from here, but pretty low key and mellow for a "new wave" group.

 

The last photo shows Tristan with René our Eclectus Parrot. Eclectus Parrots are very susceptible to hepatitis and poor René has had a bout with hepatitis.  Tristan is trying to raise money to help pay for treatments at http://www.gofundme.com/x9suzg. If you can contribute, René and Tristan would appreciate it very much. You can see old posts on René, the Eclectus Parrot formerly known as Joey, at my POTDE archives:

When we first got René: https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/joeys-big-adventure/

René gets his name: https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/parrot-formerly-known-as-joey/

René eating a chip: https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/rene-discovers-a-chip/

Japanese style: https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/japanese-style/

René helping with ghetto scanning: https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/bird-help/

René in the jungle: https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/bungle-in-the-jungle-2/

 

The little green pods hanging above the bird are called "tatones". When I was a kid, we used to pick them and have tatone fights. It's probably a felony today to shoot a person with a tatone from a wrist rocket.

 

 

All the white between the leaves is cotton that has burst forth from the tatones.

 

 

Tristan and René. You can go to http://www.gofundme.com/x9suzg to donate to René's treatment fund (photo: selfie by Tristan).

 


Comments

T & L Photos
Thanks, Julie!
Julie(non-registered)
Hi Tim, I'm not getting your posts in my reader! Oh dear .. Wonderful images. I do hope that Rene is on the improve
T & L Photos
Thanks, Susan!
Susan Brandt Graham Photography
Earlier when we were over there I was surprised at the amount of cotton! I guess it has gotten even "heavier." I don't think I have ever seen that much.
I hope Rene is responding to treatment.
T & L Photos
Thanks, Miz Shaaz!
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