Baby blue jay in trumpet flower
by Donna Mapp, Heidelberg; Southern Pine EPA
Grasshopper with raised leg
by Clair Auker, Tylertown; Magnolia EPA
Freedom Unchained, Nature, is spectacular in its randomness Randomness Perhaps a name aside for nature Randomness Perhaps at the core of Of Intelligence The road from a concrete Mall Previously cleared of a southern pine growth on perhaps private lands headed in to a tee left or right but not through Overlooking a view of a partial lake through a small left over growth of huddled pines similarly southern in appearance the clearing for the view produced by left over by vehicle tracks In a surrounding of impending construction They stood having taken a number of years to reach this perspective of a great view Perhaps of no particular utility to us We will loose them and the seller will sell the land I wondered what is of more value something that took this long to grow or something we will build and rebuild every few decades Across the portrait of the landscape In front of to be precise stood a traffic bar 5 or 6 car lengths in span hoisted by an equally tall black beam of steal A sign on the post read as I took left barely willing to loose my vision For sale, contact the 10 digit number Soon low and high Buildings will rise A tree separated from its cousin will stand alone The lake will be stripped of its mystery The nakedness of rippling water aginst the concrete A view oddly unnatural The lake and the buildings both man made.