Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.

~ Bird on a Wire by Leonard Cohen

Starlings on a wire in Seattle


The right scene and right song for a deep drizzling mist outside my window. This flock of Starlings perched across the Seattle cityscape. Where in the old days I’d see a skyline marred by wires, now I see potential. This is the same spot where I photographed the territorial display of Northern Flickers in January … also on a white day of winter vapors.

Photographed with the Olympus OM-D + Lumix 100-300mm • Processed in Lightroom and SilverEfexPro

Bird on a Wire – Leonard Cohen