sparrows and starlings in bamboo clump

sculpture in two pieces / bench

outside the noguchi museum and garden was a gingko tree in fruit (small pale rose - lilac fruits or pods - or calices ?). in a squat evergreen on the roof was a leaf warbler, you think. you asked at reception if it was a plan to leave the sparrow and starling communities in the tree and the bamboo thicket. 'they're natural,' they said. 'we don't touch anything natural.' you asked if the sounds changed with the seasons. yes, they said. they're migrating, they added. the sparrows and starlings bring a swirling energy to that garden, you said. they add to the exhilaration

visiting the noguchi museum and garden on a day in autumn
sunday 13 october 2019