November 16, 2016
The letter is S, for SWIFT
Monday morning I awaken full of enthusiasm for working in the Loom Room.
I have a naked loom which must be dressed, and the first task is to turn skeins into balls that I can wind a warp with.
I use my UMBRELLA SWIFT
and while I am busy doing this humdrum task my mind wanders to other things I must do today.....ABC wednesday flits through my mind, - along with S, - for the Swift I am using,... for the bird who lives mostly in flight....for the essay and satirist, Jonathan Swift. I am on to something!!!!
They have a short forked tail and very long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. Most of their lives they spend in the air, - catching insects on the fly and even sleeping aloft.
The nests of many species is glued to a vertical surface with saliva, and the genus Aerodramus use only that substance, which is the basis for bird's nest soup. Over harvesting of this expensive delicacy has led to a decline in the numbers of these swifts. Remember that when next you order Bird's Nest Soup...
While leading his congregation at St. Patrick's Swift began to write what would become his best known work, Gulliver's Travels. The book was an immediate success and hasn't been out of print since its first run, which is quite a record!!
More interesting Ss here at ABC Wednesday
with thanks to Roger, Denise and Leslie
as well as their Super helpers
(The Super Moon is shining down upon me as I write this)