Goes Around, Comes Around

It was twenty ten years ago today…

© Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com) Great egret pauses by tunnel.

Great egret pauses by the round tunnel aperture.

In some unexpected and delightful alignment of the moon and the stars and the planets, both Ailsa and Sue have challenged bloggers this week with the same topic: Round.

This photo of the Egret standing near a round, corrugated metal pipe entrance, speaks for itself.

More subtle is a different sense of the word “round” – as in the way things can come around full circle. It was ten years ago today that I wrote my first great blue heron story. It is a piece that I’ve adopted as an informal “artist statement.” (If you haven’t read it before, please click here.)

And the herons? They’re a study of Patience and Grace.


Thanks to Ailsa for her Weekly Travel Theme: Round.

Thanks to Sue Llewellyn for her Word a Week Photo Challenge: Round.


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.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2014 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Egret, Kayaking

Posted on April 20, 2014, in A Word A Week Photo Challenge, Art, Audubon, Bird photography, Birds, Egret, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday, Weekly Travel Themes, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Hi, Babsje! I hope to make it out to the gallery in Natick within the next few weeks. I look forward to seeing your work.

  2. Clearly it is with “patience and grace” that you’ve stayed the course for ten years, Babsje. Congratulations and thank you for the ongoing inspiration. ❤

  3. Your dedication to heron for the past 19 years have been wonderful and I am sure we have all benefited. Love the egret next to the ’round’ hole.

    • Hi Margaret – many thanks for such a thoughtful comment, and happy to hear that you like the Great Egret – he was the only one at the lake last year, so hoping he returns this summer, and brings along a mate.

  4. Sorry that is meant to be 10 years!! Typo!

  1. Pingback: Great Blue Heron Photos of the Year | Babsje Heron

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