They wanted to do something special for Alfred. They succeeded.
We wondered why our neighbors had turned around in our driveway the night before the Green Cake Party. Now we know that it was the last trial run–and the farthest from home in our direction–for their 24th white dove that they named “Alabama” in honor of my roots and would release as a tribute to Alfred’s upcoming milestone 95th birthday.
I have a series of shots (that the need to leave soon for jury duty will not allow me to produce this morning) that would make a nice matted and single-framed collection. The dove is captured at the edge of the cage, on our neighbor’s hand ready to fly away home, and at three points in the air within the frame as faces turn to follow it.
Thanks, neighbors, it was a moment to cherish and the pictures will always be special.