Following the Sun
For tomorrow may rain,
so I’ll follow the sun.
The cove is a mere finger of water, pointing to the east, bounded by tall pines and oaks and an occasional maple. As the season shifts into Autumn, the sun spreads her gold very narrowly, illuminating the full swath of water only at certain times of day. By October, the great blue herons all work a similar circuit as they follow the sun in the cove.
In this photo, the heron stands on a dock shrouded in shadow. The sun blazes on the far shore, but only teases the heron across the way, illuminating just her head.
As they follow the sun, I follow the herons.
With thanks to Verena for her Festival of Leaves opportunity.
Thanks to Ed Prescott for the Sunday Stills: Trees & Leaves prompt.
And thanks once again to Michelle for the Weekly Pet Challenge Roundup nudge.
Thanks also to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Obsession prompt. Maybe one day I will overcome my obsession with great blue herons, but apparently today is not the day.
Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.
(This photo was taken October 10, 2011)
© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
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