Great Blue Heron in Autumn Nbr 6 Urges Get Out the Vote

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Great blue heron in small pond in Autumn.

This is a politics-free space. You won’t hear me advancing any political agenda.

The Great Blue Herons, on the other hand, want to remind everyone – regardless of party affiliation or lack thereof – to vote when and where you can so that your voice can be heard.

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A couple of days ago, I took down my one-woman Great Blue Heron photography show that had been hanging at the Natick Town Hall for the months of September and October. A couple of the Heron photos were displayed above examples of election ballots. Upon entering the building, this sign reminded everyone that early voting was underway.

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Early Voting in Natick Town Hall

Whatever your party affiliation or lack thereof, please exercise your right to vote this week. The future depends on you.

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Thanks to Debbie for this week’s Travel with Intent Challenge – One Word Sunday: Earth. Nearly all of the Heron photos on my blog were captured from my kayak floating on the water. The photo in today’s post, however, was taken with both feet planted firmly on earth. Out of hundreds of thousands of Heron photos, all but two locations were shot from the water. Less than 100 of the photos were captured on solid earth. This photo is one of them.
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Thanks to Dawn for her Festival of Leaves: Week 7. I was delighted to see this Great Blue Heron in the small pond on my afternoon walk. A woman with a small child also stood at pond’s edge, transfixed by the Heron. It was a thrilling moment for all three of us.
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Thanks to Su for her (The) Changing Seasons Challenge. One final submission for Su’s delightful October challenge. Where has the year gone, November already? (I wrote this post while it was still October. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)
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Thanks to LEYA for this week’s Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 17: Blending in or Standing Out. As seen form this vantage point, the Great Blue Heron in the top photo of this post stands out. But from across the pond, the Heron blends in behind the grasses, as you can see in the thumbnail at left. Same Heron, same pond, same day – it’s all a matter of perspective.
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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 their WPC Challenge: Liquid. The Herons are drawn to water, as am I.
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During September and October, 2018, the Great Blue Herons were featured on the walls of the Natick Town Hall, located at 13 East Central Street in Natick, MA.
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From May 1 through July 11, 2018, my Great Blue Heron photographs once again graced 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. If you’re in the Boston or Metro West area, please stop by to see the current gallery show at TCAN. The gallery is open whenever the box office is open, so please check hours here.
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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.

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Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2018 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN, Five Crows, Natick

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Posted on November 4, 2018, in ardea herodias, Audubon, Festival of Leaves, Great Blue Heron, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Looking at this I may have spotted a heron, not an egret this week.
    Hmmmm…gorgeous pic, btw.

  2. I believe the herons are right – Vote. Great entry!

  3. As always, wonderful herons Babsje

  4. Great message from the herons! Oregon is entirely mail-in voting. We did ours about a week ago, but we’re STILL getting robo calls! 😡

    • Thanks for the kind words. Entirely mail-in? Wow. That would seem to eliminate any issues with the bad guys trying to tamper with voting machines in the booths, but requires an extra measure of confidence in the postal service folks. Our regular letter carrier is great but there is a lot of misdirected snail mail. Good luck with the robo calls. My solution is to never answer the phone. 😃 Best, Babsje

      • Well, actually there are drop-off sites at local libraries and county offices. I have a lot more faith in paper ballots than the screwed up voting machines. Not to mention it’s so much more convenient this way… can think through and read material at home while filling out the ballot.

        • Yep, I get it. i spoke with a friend in AZ, today and she said it is largely vote by mail, but when she queried a neighbor about why he insisted on voting in person? His reply was that he wanted the sticker. I find that charming. Best, Babsje

  5. Yes, we must encourage others to exercise their right to vote. Well done.

  6. Yes, we must vote and not take that right for granted. The Great Blue Heron has a good message. And may civility prevail regardless of the outcome. We are all Americans and on the same side…or should be!

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