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Monday, June 22, 2015

Today I found a feather
lying on the rocks.
It had a silky texture
I think is was a hawk's.

   There are lots of birds around my house.  Mostly doves and quail.  There is a family of Coopers Hawks that fly by my kitchen windows each evening at dinner time.  I imagine they are out getting their dinner too.
This week I've seen a family of silver cardinals hanging around too.  Their proper name is Pyrrhuloxia.  I'll let you look that up if you want to know more.  Do you collect bird feather?  What would you do with feathers?  Can you write a feather poem today?  Have fun writing.

A bird's song is a poem to nature.


  1. Hi Joy,
    I have picked up feathers before and not known what to do with them. I did use some in a floral arrangement once. Still have it.

    1. I've never tried feathers in flower arrangements. I'll have to try that. Most of the feathers I pick up are small ones, but the hawk's feather was a big one. There were uneven rust colored stripes across the rib. I want to try drawing this with my colored pencils.

    2. I used hawk feathers in my arrangement. Pressed flowers and small feathers would be pretty framed. Maybe consider a small standing frame.