September 17, 2013

A Fad or Forever?

What is it about birds?

Wispy, curling, feathers

I myself have definitely fallen prey to loving them so much that I would actually just about stick them on anything! (Check out this funny spoof, Put a Bird on It). Yes, the last few years have generated an abundant number of bird images on everything from clothing and housewares to story books and wall graphics. But I really think there's more to it than just a pretty image; birds are not a fad.

They represent an idea and a feeling... Freedom.

Pigeons flying past my window

It's even proven in our dreams:
"If you are flying with ease and are enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation. You have risen above something. It may also mean that you have gained a new and different perspective on things. Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight is representative of your own personal sense of power." (Dream Moods)
How liberating is that?! We love birds because we want to be a bird. Imagine... traveling anywhere you please, with a clear view and a cool breeze in your feathers, without traffic jams or speed limits.

Here are a few birdies I've found both near and far. They captured my eye when I saw them playing in the sky, fully enjoying every precious, little moment.

Toronto: A community, settling in for the evening

New Zealand: An albatross gracefully gliding with the wind currents

Florida: Pelicans diving like spears to catch their lunch 


  1. Love this!

    The first photo takes my breath away! The fact that it looks like it's falling but you know it's not.

    Beautiful, thank you!

  2. That's true, birds don't fall, they're always able to catch themselves. Graceful control :)