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/
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).