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 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:

René gets his name:

René eating a chip:

Japanese style:

René helping with ghetto scanning:

René in the jungle:


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 to donate to René's treatment fund (photo: selfie by Tristan).



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Thanks, Julie!
Hi Tim, I'm not getting your posts in my reader! Oh dear .. Wonderful images. I do hope that Rene is on the improve
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Thanks, Susan!
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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.
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Thanks, Miz Shaaz!
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