Remember Icarus

By woolybill1
Fallen pigeon, as found, Ovingham cemetery, Northumberland.

Thanks to everyone who voted, commented and awarded On the Edge yesterday – much appreciated as ever.
Thanks for looking.

Tags: Graveyard Black and white Pigeon Gravestone

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11 Apr 2021 8:14AM
Great image, Bill.
Personally, I can't wait to fly close to the sun. Hopefully though, the plane's wings won't be fixed on with wax.

franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2021 8:32AM
He was never going to get far with wings of feathers and wax.

Excellent, Bill.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
11 Apr 2021 8:36AM
Not a Norwegian blue.... just resting? 🤣🤣
11 Apr 2021 8:41AM
beautifully allegorical
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
11 Apr 2021 8:42AM
"I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to Earth I knew not where."
Good shot, Sire...
bluesandtwos 11 525 1 England
11 Apr 2021 8:43AM
I wouldn't want to be a pigeon in your neck of ther woods! More dangerous than living in Midsummer. Grin

Maybe it's just pining for the Fjords?

AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2021 9:14AM
He’s chosen his final resting place well. A very good composition and title, Bill.
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
11 Apr 2021 9:33AM
Well taken and presented Bill; rather sad, if a little gruesome. A reminder of our mortality.

11 Apr 2021 9:41AM
Wonderful... and so well titled!
KingBee Plus
15 554 2 Scotland
11 Apr 2021 10:02AM
Didn't see the dove until I opened the thumbnail. At least the local cats have still to find it.
11 Apr 2021 10:14AM
Love it ...
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2021 10:43AM
Are you sure Moira didn't get you a bow and arrow for Christmas Bill...

Lovely muted tones.

mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
11 Apr 2021 12:31PM
He came to the right place to die! Saves on funeral costs?
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
11 Apr 2021 1:17PM
At least it fell in an appropriate location! 😁👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
11 Apr 2021 2:30PM
Poor little thing. He should be buried right there.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2021 3:15PM
Spooky and very well seen Bill, Such a mood captured...
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2021 6:18PM
A striking shot. Would have been even more dramatic for a waxwing.
A poignant image Bill and so very well composed with the cross. The dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, has come to fall.. in front of a cross. A lot to muse about there..

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