"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Friday, February 08, 2013
We are absolutely overrun with Canada geese this winter. I can't remember a year since we moved here in 2007 that we've had this many. Lately we have been in their flight-path as they spend the day feeding in grain fields and pastures to the east of us and then return to reservoirs and creeks in the Cherry Creek valley to the west of us. Thousands of them fly westward cackling over the house around dusk. Please click to "embiggen" the picture above I took from our deck at sunset a few days ago.