“Undoctored” Photograph by D. Plasman
Your persistent nest-building activity on our front porch has not escaped my notice.
Please know that I am a nature-loving, animal-caring, environment-protecting, warm-hearted liberal. My God, I still cannot come to terms that someone the likes of Donald Trump occupies the White House!
That said, I need to express my objection to your insistence on constructing a nest with your partner at the current location. In hopes of discouraging you, every day (at times twice a day!) I sweep away the twigs and straw and string that you’ve deposited at the building site. Alas! You don’t seem to get the message!
I’ve even posted written notes, some admittedly harsh: “Please cease and desist from this activity immediately!” You seem neither to notice nor to care. What’s up with that?
Jesus once said, “Consider the lilies of the field.” I say, “Consider all the trees we’ve planted on this once barren property! River Birches. Quaking Aspens. Corkscrew Willows. Japanese Maples. Even a sturdy Basswood growing straight and tall in the parkway.” Why, I wonder, this porch, on top of this light fixture? In another week, you’ll find plenty of shade in one of our trees!
Please reconsider your home site. I’m running out of options. If my latest petition fails to move you, give some thought to our mail carrier who is reaching the point of exasperation!
Dan at 715 Paris Ave