Beautiful Great Blue Heron and Wishes of Spring

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Great Blue Heron Fishing at Waterfall – babsjeheron

Like the heron, who can only croak,
who wishes he could sing,
I wish I could sing…

The Pond,
From Felicity: Poems
By Mary Oliver

Thanks to Jen H and WordPress for this week’s WPC Challenge: Wish. As we stare into the barrel of a blizzard this week, thoughts are drawn to reassuring scenes of spring that are sure to follow. The last I saw this Heron at the waterfall, it was July and our summer drought had worsened to the point that only a trickle dribbled over the dam. Eventually, the Heron no longer appeared on schedule at the falls. Now, in winter, the falls are a torrent, and the water too forceful for fishing. My wish is for the becalmed waters of late spring, and the return of the Herons.
From July 1 through July 30, 2016, I was the Featured Artist of the Month at the Summer Street Gallery. The Great Blue Heron photographs once again graced the walls of the lobby and theater in a one-woman show at The Center for Arts in Natick. 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™

© 2017 Babsje. (

Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN

Posted on March 12, 2017, in ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, DPchallenge, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

    • Hi Margaret – Many thanks for your kind comment, so good to hear from you. I hope you are having a nice early start to your spring there. Best, Babsje

  1. What a beautiful post! Congratulations on being the Featured Artist!! You certainly deserve it. 🙂

    • Hi Jonell – Thanks for your kind wishes. We are due for 19 or so inches of snow tomorrow. Hopefully, Spring will come the very next day! I’m glad you like this post. Best, Babsje

  2. What a wonderful post! Congrats on being the Featured Artist..

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