Dave, on my first scroll past the photo of the goldfinches my eye misread it as yellow flowers on stalks — until I stopped and scrolled back and realized these were finches, instead. Wow.

My friend Michelle Gillett wrote a glorious poem called “Blinding the Goldfinches,” in her chapbook of the same title (available from Backwaters Press, http://www.thebackwaterspress.homestead.com/order.html, though the poem itself is sadly not online anywhere.)