Monday, June 13, 2022

Java Finch

A L O H A From Honolulu!
The most impactful thing
we can do is to
live our sanity,
our compassion,
and our joy.
This has wide reaching effects.
[And vote in every election!]

The boughs of the oak
are roaring inside the acorn.
  Charles Tomlinson

The Java sparrow,
also known as Java finch,
Java rice sparrow or
Java rice bird.
Resident breeding bird in Java,
Bali and Indonesia.
In the United States there are (introduced) breeding populations
on several of the Hawaiian Islands, especially Oahu. In Asia
the Java sparrow is most often
raised almost from birth by human breeders and owners, and become
very tame and attached
to humans. They can be
normally let out for indoor exercise without attempting to escape.

The Java sparrow has been
a popular cage bird in
Asia for centuries, frequently
appearing in Japanese paintings
and prints. Meiji-era writer
Natsume Sōseki wrote an
essay about his pet Java sparrow.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s
the Java sparrow was one of the
most popular cage birds in
the United States until its
import was banned. 

Chinese landscape paintings
often include tiny figures -
as if to emphasize the
grandeur of nature of
which humankind is
one small part.
Think big and live small.
Barbara Ann Kipfer

The noblest art is that of making others happy. P. T. Barnum

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Cloudia & Pixie


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