Beautiful Great Blue Herons at TCAN Thru July 10 – Quirky Artist Stories Nbr 13

Life spreads itself across
the ceiling to make you think
you are penned in, but that
is just another gift. Life takes
what you thought you couldn’t live
without and gives you a heron instead.

On the Meaning of (excerpt)
Linda Back McKay

The Next Best Thing: Poems

© Babsje (

Great Blue Heron Preening – babsjeheron

From May 1 through July 10, 2018, my Great Blue Heron photographs once again grace the walls of the lobby and theater in a free one-woman show at the Summer Street Gallery, of The Center for Arts in Natick.

Since 2001, the Center for Arts Natick has been housed in the circa 1875 historic Central Fire House, where the Summer Street Gallery provides an opportunity for accomplished visual artists in the region to have their work prominently displayed for TCAN’s diverse and loyal audience.

141 years after the Firehouse was first constructed in 1875, TCAN installed an intimate new venue on the second floor of the historic firehouse for concerts, movies, and events, with new professional gallery space for the visual arts. 543 backers pledged $103,420 in a Kickstater campaign that helped bring this project to life.

If you’re in the Boston or Metro West area, please stop by to see the Great Blue Herons. Many of the photos in the exhibit are being shown for the first time, and do not appear on the blog. As always, many of the photos were taken on the waterways of the Charles River watershed.

The gallery is open whenever the box office is open, so please check hours here.

And who knows, maybe I’ll see you there one day.

I’d like that.
Thanks to Erica V and WordPress for the recent WPC: Place in the World. My favorite place is where the Herons are, of course it is. And the Herons? Their place is near the water, but also on the gallery walls and my blog. How else can I share them with you?

Thanks also to Ben H and WordPress for this week’s WPC Challenge: Liquid. The Herons are drawn to water, as am I.

Thanks to Paula for her Thursday’s Special: Iconic. I think there is often a very fine line between iconic and cliched. Some of the Heron photographs are iconic, without being cliched.

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 May 19, 2018, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Fine art, Great Blue Heron, Nature, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, TCAN, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I’d like it, too, but these days Boston is good bit of distance away.

    • Well, next time you’re back, let me know. Also I just finished viewing your walking about with a camera photos, they are lovely! Best,Babsje

  2. An uunusual anged for a shot. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Hi Margaret. Many thanks for your kind words. That photo was a happy and lucky one. The Heron fit exactly in the frame as you see it in the post. Not pixel was cropped from top, side, or bottom. Hope you are enjoying your weekend, too. Best, Babsje

  3. Congratulations on your show, Babsje! I wish you all the best and wish I could be there in person 🙂

    • Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment, I’m glad you like this post and wish you could see the exhibit in person, too. You know, for all the years that I lived in Pittsburgh, I never saw any Great Blues there, but then again, I wasn’t exactly looking for them. Perhaps you can see some there? Best, Babsje

  4. Wonderful capture, Babsje!

  5. Ik vind je fotografie geweldig

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