Great Blue Heron Wishes of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All (Not Art Nbr. 9)

…I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things…

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry, excerpt
from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry

© 2016 Babsje (

Great Blue Heron Fledgling Greetings – babsjeheron


Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for the recent WPC Challenge: Anticipation. I am anticipating Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.

And thanks also to Nancy T and WordPress for her recent WPC Challenge: Time of Year . It’s that time of the year when many express fond wishes of seasonal cheer. Count the Herons and me in as extending wishes of goodwill to all, and gratitude for the many sharings by others.

My Great Blue Heron photography has been featured in 3 one-woman shows at the Summer Street Gallery of The Natick Center for the Arts. In addition to the visual arts shown at the gallery, TCAN has a lively, dynamic lineup of upcoming performing artists.

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™

© 2016 Babsje. (

Great Blue Heron, TCAN, kayaking

Posted on December 25, 2016, in ardea herodias, Art, Audubon, Bird photography, Birds, Great Blue Heron, Nature Photography, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. 🎄❄️🌟🎄❄️🌟

  2. I can’t think of a better, iconic bird to embody peace on earth – I seem to run into Great Blues almost everywhere!

    • Hi Lisa – I’m glad you also find the Great Blues emblematic of peace. There’s something serene about them, isn’t there? It’s great that you see them often. Many thanks for your kind comment. Best, Babsje

  3. 🙂 Happy Holidays! 🙂

  4. Wow, I’ve never seen a heron in a santa cap….You are so lucky that he posed for you. ; )

  5. Hope you had a great Christmas. And best wishes for the New Year 🙂

  6. Catching up on your posts on this New’s Eve! Love the Blue Heron Fledgling Greeting – just adorable and creative! Your post always take me away to safe and peaceful places. Wishing you good things in 2017!

    • Hi Jonell – thanks so much for your kind comments, I’m glad you find peace in the Herons, as do I. Wishing you and yours Happy New Years. Best, Babsje

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