Beautiful post, actually. Too bad more people are not fully cognizant of the fact that death is the end result of life and start preparing themselves for it.
Thank you so much, HMH.
we’re really pretty awful at accepting the inevitibility of death. although i sort of hope i don’t get hit by a bus and end up on the pavement like that…
Not my preferred choice of exit either.
Grim but it os all part of that circle of life, Nice one
Yes. And thank you very much, Shaun.
The colors and composition are so striking. It’s a beautiful photograph.
Thank you, Melanie. I’m very pleased with the reception this one has received – I wasn’t expecting anyone to like it.
There is a bit of synchronicity, I just helped a bird escape from our screen enclosed ante-room. Yin Yang of life. 🙂
Well done, Joseph. This poor pigeon was beyond all help.
Last fall, our regular walk took us past the corpse of a raccoon. Eventually, this lovely creature was reduced to skull, spine and ribs. There was an amazing beauty to the sweet round skull and the graceful arch of spine and ribs. I wish I had taken a photograph.
Beauty can be found in the most unlikely places. It’s a shame you didn’t get a photo, Mrs Daffodil but you described it for us very well nonetheless. It would have been interesting to observe the disintegration of the racoon – to see the cycle of life before your very eyes. Poignant too.
Yes, an integral part…and somehow, still, so beautifully captured by you.
Thank you, Anne, much appreciated.
Sadly it can’t all be rose-colored, S.E…
powerful – and ‘true’…
Thank you, Robert.
Rumpie was looking for that one, getting old couldnt remember where he put it. Please post.
Rumpie takes out pigeons?!
I think he has scored a pidgeon, I have seen him try to get a crow, but got the fright of his life when it swooped back. Even in his current state (he is a aged pensioner cat) he got a mouse last sunday.
Funny when you take it of him. He just sits and stares at the space where it should be for 5-10 minutes, then like all good cats, has a nap to recover
I’m so confused about the spelling of pi(d)geon! I was spelling it with a ‘d’ then I saw it without. I’m off to look in my dictionary in a minute to see if I have been seduced by the American spelling or not. Sometimes find myself typing ‘color’!
Anyway, I’m very impressed with Rumpie’s balls, I mean guts. A crow! I’m hanging out for a cat friend but circumstances do not currently suit.
Do you see the “Scream” in there? I do.
The scream of the pigeon or Munch’s ‘The Scream’? I don’t see either, George.
Look toward the left of the corpse where the head would be. There is a feather “arm” where the arm should be.
Oh my goodness! Now I see a skull-like face with two arms up in the air! Top of the head is to the right. Is that it, George?
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