Cleanup on Aisle 17 – Look Who’s Helping Marge
Look who’s helping Marge clean up the lake.
Thanks to Ben Huberman and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers. The plastic bag being held by this Great Blue Heron at one point contained something large, larger than a king-sized pillow to be sure. Allow me a non-sequitur of sorts. A kayaking friend, Margie, has been paddling the lake for many years, and each time she goes out, she makes a point of retrieving as much trash as she can carry back on her kayak. (Sometimes that trash is in the form of sodden dollar bills, but I digress.) Last weekend, she retrieved one of those huge orange barrels traditionally used to block off traffic lanes that had somehow tumbled down the hillside and into the lake. (Wish I had a photo of that barrel perched on her kayak’s bow.) A few weeks before that, Marge rescued a fledgling heron chick that was spluttering and splashing in the water. (Really, really wish I had a photo of that rescue.) Margie is one of my heroes for that.
Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.
Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
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Great Blue Heron, Ecology
Posted on July 22, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Birds, Ecology, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged great blue heron, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.