This photo was taken last Friday, November 12th. I was super excited because the last, lone pigeon feather left behind by Cap’n Pidgey was still going strong. For two months, give or take a couple of days, that feather has been a part of our class. The kids check on it near-daily.
Today, however, no feather. It was there yesterday, gone today. Last night there were wind gusts above 50 miles per hour. A tree branch pierced through one of the eaves of our garage roof. My parents are still without power nearly 24 hours later. I was seriously hoping the feather would somehow hang on. RIP, little pigeon feather. I believed in you.
(Thinking about it now, a feather blowing away in a 50 mile per hour wind is not all that shocking…hm…maybe I should have posted a picture of the branch through our roof…)