The maestro in this short flight series is a juvenile Buteo jamaicensis.
“I’m not anti-military, just anti-crazy.” ~ Theodor Seuss Geisel, circa 1984.
"The lion is not so fierce as painted." ~ Thomas Fuller, "The Virtuous Lady"
"War is a Racket" -- Smedley Darlington Butler 7/30/1881 - 6/21/1940.
"If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war." ~ Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace", 1869.
“Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
cue poem by Richard Hovey, "I Have Need of the Sky":
'I have need of the sky,
I have business with the grass;
I will up and get me away where the hawk is wheeling
Lone and high,
And the slow clouds go by.
I will get me away to the waters that glass
The clouds as they pass.
I will get me away to the woods.' ~ "I Have Need of the Sky" by Richard Hovey
child or beast, hawk or dove:
live within, and nature love.