Friday, February 24, 2006
























tethered and chained --
not one sign of
spring

This photo was taken five days ago at nearby Howell, Michigan, a rehabilitation center for injured or orphaned animals. Those that can be released into the wild are, but others have to be tethered until they are better, or remain in their pens. While the animals are very well taken care of, it still seems unnatural to see owls and eagles chained and tethered to trees.

6 Comments:

Blogger Gerald England said...

What a gorgeous picture!

8:44 AM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I always like to hear the "rest of the story" - it gives so much more meaning to it - thanks!
Andrew

12:24 PM  
Blogger Aurora said...

Thanks.
The place is a little over a hundred miles from here. How surreal to go from spring-like weather (in my town) to a wintery area with tethered wildlife.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Denis said...

Aurora,

The sense of hopelessness is conveyed. Affecting.

Great photo.

bw,
Denis

6:37 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

i know that feeling!

4:06 AM  
Blogger laryalee said...

Aurora, this is beautiful...and so memorable. Thanks for sharing it!
:-)
Lary

2:06 PM  

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