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parakeets on dates
Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The (monk?) parakeets that occasionally chatter by, usually moving quickly or hiding high in the trees, finally landed someplace more visible, and against a contrasting background. We think they are eating dates.

parrots on dates

War Veterans’ Memorial Park:

intercoastal waterway


The sundial is aligned for St Petersburg’s location, with adjustments by month in the foreground to get to watch time. The sun was already going behind the trees, so we weren’t able to verify any of this.

They have a Korean War era tank enclosed in a fence and behind signs that declare that the tank is for viewing only. Personally, it looks plenty sturdy, the ideal kind of monument to get up close to and touch and bring into your world, like passing your hand over Roosevelt’s dog’s ears.

war teeth

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