Any Day is a Good Day

… for lounging around in a hammock suspended over the water.

Great blue heron exploring the shoreline near suspended hammocks.

Great blue heron exploring the shoreline near suspended hammocks.

Last month I described an idyllic area of the shoreline at the lake. (If you missed that earlier post, please click here to catch up.)

Great blue heron yearling investigates a fire pit.

Great blue heron yearling investigates a fire pit.

A place where flowers grow in a partly-sunken boat.

A place with a fire-pit to occupy a curious heron.

A place with hammocks suspended over the water.

While my favorite elements of nature are always the wild and untrammeled ones, this section of the shoreline is a place I’d love to inhabit for an evening or three, lazing in one of the hammocks, with fireflies twinkling around the flowers and the scent of dinner wafting from the grill. And a great blue heron, there would be a heron there, too.


(When I take photos like this, I often wonder if the property owners have any idea about the herons’ visits that make their beautiful area even moreso.)


Thanks to Ed Prescott for the Sunday Stills: Shorelines prompt.

And thanks also to Michelle for the Weekly Pet Challenge Roundup nudge.


(Thess photos were taken in September, 2009 and September, 2011)

© 2013 Babsje. (

Posted on October 18, 2013, in ardea herodias, Bird photography, Birds, daily prompt, Festival of Flowers, Great Blue Heron, Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge, Nature Photography, postaday, Sunday Stills, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Love the photos and the sentiments. Looks/sounds like a great place for humans and herons, not necessarily at the same time.

  2. Classy heron! Next we want to see Mister Heron using the amenities! 😉

  3. Lovely pictures, Babsje 🙂

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