Beautiful Great Blue Heron in the Morning

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Great Blue Heron on Bough – babsjeheron

I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.

e.e. cummingsE.E. Cummings:
Complete Poems 1904-1962

On the first outing each spring, I am reminded that there is an art to seeing the very familiar with fresh eyes, where no two days are the same. I am reminded to not take for granted the usual wildlife and their commonplace behaviors, to not fall into the trap of my own routines.

The inaugural circumnavigation of the lake is fast approaching – though not quite fast enough for me this spring.

Will I see this Great Blue Heron once again this year?

Have I ever mentioned that no two years are the same?

Thanks to Krista S and WordPress for their recent WPC Challenge: I’d Rather Be. I’d rather be out, camera in hand, today, but it is still too cold for kayaking. Soon. Soon I keep telling myself. Soon.

Thanks to Cheri and WordPress for the recent WPC: Favorite Place. My favorite place is where the Herons are, of course it is.

Thanks to Paula for her Thursday’s Special: Verdant. The green of the bough in the faint mist that morning was verdant.

Thanks to Cee for her recent Photo Challenge: Birds. Once again, I am very tardy, Cee, but I couldn’t resist. Your challenges are inspiring.
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™

© 2018 Babsje. (

Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN, Five Crows

Posted on April 5, 2018, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, Thursday's Special, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Thank you for your commitment to looking at the world with fresh eyes.

  2. Love your heron pics! I am waiting to see them at Wachusett Meadow Audubon. So ancient and startling!

  3. Sending warm thoughts to you and “your” herons. I am on Soring Break and got to see my first Tri-colored Heron on Tuesday, but no Great Blue Herons so far. I enjoy your photos immensely.

    • Hi Sarah – you’re so lucky to have seen the Tri-colored. I haven’t seen one, we don’t have them this far north. Thanks for your kind words. I’m happy to hear you like the Herons. Best, Babsje

  4. What a gorgeous photo. He posed perfectly for you. 😀

  5. Another stunning photo.

  6. What a fine capture of GBH in a beautiful, verdant setting!

  7. So beautifully captured! 🙂

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