“Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
“Let me be as a feather, strong with a purpose, yet light at heart. Able to bend. And tho I might become frayed, able to pull myself together again.” — Anita Sams
“It’s not enough to have the feathers. You must dare to fly!” — Cass van Krah
“May your heart be light as feathers. Give me the strength to fly away.” — Unknown
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” — Emily Dickinson
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The American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) has a sturdy bill and expandable pouch that are so large that this bird has an almost comical appearance. The brilliant white plumage contrasts strongly with conspicuous black primary feathers, pale orange legs and feet, a pinkish bill, and a yellow patch around the eye.
Pelican feather photos by Mary O’Connor © 2015