Lavender and Green

Great blue heron fishing near the reeds and pickerel weed.

Lavender & green: a color combo not just for golf clothes.


Thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue prompt. I love the interplay of the purple and green of the pickerel weed.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

Thanks again to Stewart Moncton for the Wild Bird Wednesday 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, either!


(This took place July, 2010)

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Posted on October 23, 2013, in ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, daily prompt, Ese's Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wild Bird Wednesday, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I had no idea that pickerel was a weed. You captured these herons in your photographs phenominally. You make it look like they have been hired by you to pose. Lovely …!!!!
    Is this in Florida????
    Great pix, as always.

    • Thanks for your kind words. Pickerel is also the name of a fish, as well as the plant.

      Wouldn’t that be a fun job – PR flack/personal photographer to the herons?

      I’m not in Florida – New England – although there are times in January when Florida has a definite appeal.

  2. Gorgeous picture, babsje 🙂

  3. Beautiful!!! It is just like a Little piece of the Paradise…

  4. Pure pleasure for eyes, mind and soul! 🙂

  5. Gorgeous colour combo! 🙂

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