Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-09-02

  • A squirrel hangs by its hind feet to pick a pair of walnuts, drops one, climbs off with the other in its teeth. The day darkens into rain. #
  • Love After 50 (videopoem): http://t.co/YYRmvkO3 #
  • How many people or animals are taking a crap in this painting? I count seven. #whyRenaissanceartrules #BruegelFTW http://t.co/a3wvo5dS #
  • @SteveHuff Yeah, but that's great for the economy of Mali. And Mali fucking rules, even if they're kind of falling apart at the moment. in reply to SteveHuff #
  • Coleman Hawkins FTW. That is all. #
  • @ebertchicago Obama is the only sane conservative on the ballot. Kudos to Crist for seeing that. in reply to ebertchicago #
  • A pileated woodpecker comes cackling into the dead elm, then quietly gets to work: hop down the trunk a few inches, listen for ants, repeat. #
  • Some cool facts about pileateds from the always-reliable Cornell Lab of Ornithology website: http://t.co/FdcYgjBL #
  • Cool and clear except for a few scraps of cloud and a pair of ravens high overhead, their hollow, metallic croaks like steampunk crows. #
  • @Radio_Nowhere_1 @OpenBookJen Hey, thanks! in reply to Radio_Nowhere_1 #
  • Around the side of the house, a male goldfinch gorges on spicebush berries—silent for once, as if unwilling to share his find. #
  • I'm collecting proverbs that reference beer and brewing. Let me know of any others I should include here: http://t.co/uzkIGYtI #
  • Cold and clear. A small, whitish gnat zigzags toward the woods, following a sunbeam like an anadromous fish ascending its native creek. #
  • Bluejays yelling in the treetops. Wind speed is less than three knots, but still there's a steady shower of yellow walnut leaves. #
  • Vagina Dialogue: http://t.co/yKeDQSnt (Still wrestling with my inner pedant, who tried to insist I use the proper word, "vulva".) #
  • Something in the lilac attracts half-hearted alarms from a chickadee, two titmice and a wren. The lilac leaves hang limp in the humid air. #
  • @SteveHuff And we thank you for all 47,447. in reply to SteveHuff #
  • Qarrtsiluni is open for submissions on the theme of Animals in the City, ed. by David Cazden and @BluegrassPoet http://t.co/gNGQ88kS #