Project 52 - Week 34 | Birds of a Feather


I think it’s safe to say that most people have heard of the phrase “birds of a feather flock together” or maybe just “birds of a feather…” This week, that Birds of a Feather being the prompt for the Project 52 challenge I’m in, I got to dive into what that phrase means.

To be honest, the first thing I thought of was the song “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge (I also didn’t know that’s who sang it). Here are those lyrics for reference:

Everyone can see we're together

As we walk on by

And, and we fly just like birds of a feather

I won't tell no lie

All of the people around us they say

Can they be that close

Just let me state for the record

We're giving love in a family dose

The phrase “birds of a feather” references ideas of sticking together, all being similar, similar interests, family – so how the heck do I capture that? Well, it just so happens that I was working on my second post about wild flowers when this prompt came around.

How perfect? All of these flowers in the photo are ones that grow naturally around my home in Illinois. They are considered weeds – they weren’t planted there and are usually unwanted. But to me, how could something so lovely be so unwanted? When there are separated and growing wild, it can look sparse. But when you group them all together, they create something more beautiful.