Hawk feathers

I found these feathers while walking the dog a while ago. They were in the field, along with a tuft of fur. My mind worked it out: the throws of a hawk and a rabbit.

It was a while before I got the proper inspiration for a project. The feathers rested on our curio shelf of weeks, imperiled by breezes and chanced to dust. But then! The perfect frame at a discount.

Arranging the feathers was tricky. One was too large for the frame and I wasn’t willing to modify it. The photo’s not very contrasty, I’m afraid but…

Looks a bit like a microscope slide, don’t you think?