Friday, June 29, 2007

The Bird Flies Free.....

...but the place you live in is that much more grey. Shawshank Redemption.
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"I am a feather for each wind that blows." ~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Grey feathers from a mourning dove or mockingbird, with the soft down near the point; not usually the type seen in feather beds, but still beautiful. Amazingly, the sticky green weed on which it rests is called "bed-straw"; an irritating, scratchy plant with small spines on each stalk and with round spiny seed balls that stick deep in Max's fur and adhere to trousers and shirts as one walks by. In early American times, this plant was used to stuff mattresses, but given how it feels... I'd take the grey feather mattress any time.

Submission for Photo Friday topic "grey". (end of post)

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