By The Birds 

Inspired by celebrating Tom Robbins


September 13, 2023

Gerri Roche holding parrot puppet.

Nancy Crowell

WORTH CROSSING THE OCEAN FOR – Gerri Roche came from Wexford, Ireland, with her stuffed green parrot to celebrate Tom Robbins King for a Day festivities in La Conner on Sept. 2.

To Tom Robbins: your Kingly glow persists.

Seasonally inspired, birds deposited seeds where no one could not see their timely forthcoming. First ever to proclaim your first King of the Day parade.

Open kitchen blind, eyes getting bigger each day. Disbelief morphing to winged wonder. Dutifully aimed berry-washing-breakfast water to where thicker and thicker stems flaunted all green larger, five-pronged huge leaves. How big could they get?

Then came their royal salute to you, King Tom:

A string of crown jewels evident in a perfectly edged pure gold rim on the grandest leaf.

And days late...

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