Friday, September 4, 2009


BILLY 1 + 7
Billy left the compound today for bluer skies.
Billy was a rescue we`d had for almost ten years.
He flew out of the aviary when I opened the door, something I`ve done for years.
I bring the birds in at night, to their inside cages.
Today, Billy scooted by me & flew off.
We don`t clip their wings for just this reason.
If a bird gets loose, they at least have a chance of survival if they can fly.
That`s the nature of birds.
Good luck, Billy.


AndiF said...

Maybe you played Willie Nelson singing Blues Skies once too often. ;)

This week's Friday Foto Flogging theme is Vacation/Staycation.

dada said...

it was time to leave:

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind
and floats downstream till the current ends
and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky.

maya angelou

olivia said...

Here's to Billy! Hope he's having a grand adventure. :)

NDD said...

No doubt that he'll recall the flight path back to friends and the feed bin if need be.

Kidspeak said...

It must be a at least a little hard to see him go. Perhaps there was another in the sky, calling.

I'm impressed that Billy had the choice for so long before he took it . . .