Saturday, January 6, 2018

Scavengers' Buffet


Yesterday I visited the compost facility where Justin works, turning garbage from Asheville's finest restaurants into high grade dirt.


It's not pretty and even in twenty degree weather there was a certain odor . . .



But it's a noble endeavor and a good job for a philosophy major. 


What had me open-mouthed in awe though were the birds -- masses of them. Black vultures and crows were what I mainly saw, along with some smaller birds. 


Justin has seen ravens and the occasional bald eagle at this all-you-can eat buffet for scavengers.


It was too cold to linger but I kept taking pictures . . .












8 comments:

Thérèse said...

It should be done more over the world...
A five star restaurant for birds: impressive!

Anvilcloud said...

This is from 'a' restaurant?

Vicki Lane said...

Ooops! I'll fix that.

Barbara Rogers said...

Excellent avian feast, part of the cycle of life, which our restaurants are jut a clog in the wheel.

Barbara Rogers said...

I mean a cog...thank you spell check.

Darla said...

A "noble endeavor" indeed -- kudos to Justin!!!!!

Jim Egerton said...

Things that matter to mother earth. Our only home amonst all the grains of sand.

katy gilmore said...

Weirdly, reading this gave me a flashback to when our son worked construction and often delivered yard waste to the compost facility. One day he came home pleased because he'd won - I don't know why exactly - a compost facility tshirt with "Because a rind is a terrible thing to waste," printed on the front. Wish I had one to send you for your son!