A dozen vultures fresh from their communal roost circle low overhead, wings shining white whenever they tilt toward the sun—angels of death.


  1. “angles of death”

    But we must remember what Ed Abbey taught us: vultures keep the desert (and mountains) clean.

    On observing a group of vultures on a recent road kill I am often struck by the profound similarity to a large table of humans devouring a meal of dead animal. Only real difference is preference in length of aging and rareness.

    1. Yes, absolutely. I am a big fan of scavengers and carnivores generally.

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