leon and i came home the other day to find a small box on our porch with a note that
read, “open slowly”. I let leon do the honors.
i should have known it would be a bird, but for some reason i am still getting used to
this thing where friends drop off dead birds on my doorstep. this one was a very beautiful
cedar waxwing. there are tons of them in town right now so i expected it was just a
matter of time before one came to me.
i photographed him that very day but did not come up with anything i liked, but
yesterday was a new day and i came up with the image below. I love the way the stone
looks next to the bird, how they are both so smooth and rounded, and how the 2 black
seeds are as interesting to me as the bird is.
thanks bernadette and lucy for the delivery.