The gray skies today pretty much match my mood. Yellow Bird who came in to my home back in March of 2012 was a parakeet that showed up in the yard one day. After attempts to find someone who may have lost the bird, I ended up keeping it. The bird had been flying from tree to tree during the day and ended up on the ground under the bird feeder. A cat in the neighborhood was trying to creep up on it so I immediately went out to try and capture it.
The bird without hesitation came to a wooden dowel held out so I knew it was probably a recent escapee or someone just let it go. Anyway, it was mine now. Late yesterday it began not being able to sit on its perch. By night I knew time was limited. Yellow Bird passed this morning and I am quite surprised at the void it has left. I guess you sort of get use to the chirping and murmuring they make.
Tomorrow looks to be a bit more promising weather wise before the bottom drops out late in the afternoon. It will be good to get out for a bit/