It Just Floated In

Today’s my birthday.
Yesterday morning, as is our custom, Nancy and I walked out to the far end of the farm to feed the chickens and the compost pile and to play catch with the dog. I saw something unusual across a field and asked, “What’s that shiny thing?”
We investigated and found that it was a foil balloon filled with helium and printed with “Happy Birthday” in royal blue against a colorful background. It was just lying there looking lost.
Nancy brought it in and tied it to my chair and it immediately perked up and stretched its string to the limit. It’s still here above my right shoulder now.