Beautiful Great Blue Heron’s Alternate Reality — No Blizzard Here

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Great Blue Heron Preens in Summer – babsjeheron

We stood there, staring eye-to-eye for a long, long time, though it could not have been more than twenty seconds. His eyes, doe eyes almost, soft eyes, like those of a deer. His long break, the orange-yellow of Aztec gold. His cap feathers, pure white. It felt as though I was looking at a being of kindness and intelligence, and an equal.
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Thanks to Ben H and WordPress for today’s Daily Prompt: Grasp. I am grasping at any avenue of escape from today’s blizzard

And more thanks to Krista S and WordPress for their recent WPC Challenge: Weathered. In the past ten days, we have had three ferocious Nor’Easter storms, with winds up to 65 mph. It is around this time of year when the Great Blue Herons migrate back. I am concerned for them, that they have weathered these storms. I hope to see this Great Blue once again during my inaugural spring circumnavigation of the lake in a few weeks.

Thanks to Paula for her Thursday’s Special: Wintry challenge. In defiance of our third fierce Nor’Easter in ten days, I present a placid, summer scene.

Thanks to Cee for her recent Photo Challenge: Birds. Once again, I am very tardy, Cee.
Watch this space for news of my next one-woman photography show for the months of May and June, 2018.

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.
Through July 13, 2017 I was a Featured Artist 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™

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Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN, Five Crows

Posted on March 13, 2018, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Nice heron portrait!

  2. You can be tardy as often as you want….Brilliant photo. Thanks for playing.

  3. Een prachtig foto model

  4. Sending warm thoughts for an end to all those blizzards! Your part of the country seems to be getting walloped! ☹️ But so nice to see the Great Blues again!

    • Wonderful to hear from you, Gunta, and thanks for your kind words. It has been a very adventuresome winter storm-wise, and very eager for spring. Best, Babsje

      • For awhile back there life just got too incredibly busy what with getting the old house ready to sell, then remodeling the house we moved to, not to mention the move itself. I had to cut back quite a bit on blogging stuff, but hoping to get back in the groove now. Having lived not far from your area many years ago, I have nothing but sympathy for the storms that have been hitting you folks. Hang in there… we’re almost halfway through March. Surely spring will arrive soonest! 😀

        • I hear you, thanks, and have been similarly alternately engaged and disengaged from blogging as life has made other plans for my time. 😅 Happy to see you back online lately. Congrats on the housing transitions. Here’s to Spring. Best, Babsje

  5. What a beautifully written description.

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