The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 March 2006

Old Facefull

Note to self: That abandoned birds' nest you knocked down this afternoon? There's a reason it held together all through the fall and the winter: careful application of local soils to reinforce its structure. Add four months and very little rain, and allow to sit; then, when force is applied, gravity does exactly what it's supposed to do.

Had I fetched a ladder before dislodging the nest, making it possible to attack it from the side, I'd have had nothing to write about; on the other hand, I'd have had a lot less dirt on me.

Posted at 6:49 PM to Surlywood


And of course, having something to write about is what makes it all worthwhile, right?

Right...?

Posted by: McGehee at 9:03 PM on 7 March 2006

I've long since discovered that should I post nothing for extended periods (say, 18 hours), the email starts, and it becomes increasingly frantic and shrill as the minutes tick off. Usually by then I'm pretty well ticked off myself.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:09 PM on 7 March 2006