Quirky Artist Stories Nbr 6: Be Still My Heart
Coming soon to a lake nearby?
A girl can dream.
When last I visited the lake, Ol Blue was snug in her winter cave, nearly buried beneath some of the 109 inches of snow that fell this season. Despite the stumbling trek over nearly four feet of snow blanketing the shore, it was heartening to see her label “Tsunami” peeking through that slash of an opening, as she hibernated within.
It was March 1st, and by any rights the two of us would be back on the water in a mere 30 days.
Or so I thought.
The snows of February extended well into March, with the lakes still frozen into the start of April. Even now, some mounds of snow border the sidewalks, yet the waves of migrating birds seem undeterred, as Nature awakens all around.
Including the Great Blue Heron I saw foraging in the small retaining pond last week.
Especially including that Great Blue Heron.
Be still my heart.
This week’s photo challenge is Afloat. Thanks to Krista and WordPress for this topic. Soon, Ol Blue and I will be afloat on the lake. With the herons. Be still my heart.
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™
© 2015 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
Great Blue Heron, Kayaking
Posted on April 12, 2015, in Art, Kayaking, Monochrome Madness Challenge, Monochrome Monday, Nature, Nature Photography, Patience, Photography, Photography challenge, Photos, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged kayak photography, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.