A member of the corvid family, the jays, along with the crows and ravens, are considered to be the smartest of our birds. When I think of this one, I put together his acrobatics with those noisy vocals and that fluffy head dress he wears and I can't help but smile at this glimpse into his personality.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
My first and only encounter with a Steller’s Jay was brief but gives me a chuckle even now. What a comedian. Not only did he announce his presence with boisterous vocals but he was busy at the same time, hopping about the mid-level pine limbs, never still, as though giving commentary on whatever he was or wasn’t finding there. Then poof, just as suddenly, he was gone.
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.