In the late afternoon, this is what I found: a feather on a fern.
It was hard to photograph, but I captured it at last.
What a poetic gift from the Empress, leaving her fluffy feather perched so exquisitely.
I think of Hildegarde von Bingen's music, called 'A Feather on the Breath of God'.
The Empress reminds me so tread lightly into 2012, to remember balance, to maintain poise.
May we all go lightly into the new year.