Quirky Artist Stories Nbr 4: Personal Best

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


It was a grey, misty ephemeral-looking sort of day, and the Heron on the small lake where I lived was suitably elusive, standing statue-like atop a seventy-foot tall pine on the southern shoreline. It was the day before Thanksgiving, 2009, the latest day in the year I had ever been out in a kayak with the Great Blue Herons.

That is, until yesterday.

The bold sunlight cast twinkles before my kayak, an echo of the sparkling joy I experienced there all alone on the water.

Kayaking in New England in mid-December, a personal best in terms of the calendar alone.

A peak experience in terms of the sheer, sparkling joy of it all


This week’s photo challenge is Twinkle. Thanks to Jen H and WordPress for this topic.

Thanks also to Leanne Cole and Laura Mackey for hosting the Monochrome Madness challenge. It’s worth visiting Leanne and Laura’s challenge page to see other outstanding interpretations of monochromatic photography.

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 Blue Heron, Kayaking

Posted on December 16, 2014, in Art, Kayaking, Monochrome Madness Challenge, Monochrome Monday, Nature, Nature Photography, Patience, Photography, Photography challenge, Photos, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. This is beautiful and must have been lovely to see in peso

  2. I’m just discovering the joy of kayaking… Saturday was my third time out and I’m lovin’ it! 😀

  3. What an utterly magical shot, Babsje. And Happy Christmas to you while I’m here.

    • Many thanks, Tish, magical is a good word to describe what it felt like there, following that shimmery path of twinkling reflections. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  4. lotttsaaaaaa twinkly there 😎 very kewl shot!

  5. this is amazing twinkling!

  6. What a magical twinkle, Babsje 🙂 Have a happy New Year!

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