Beautiful Great Blue Heron’s Peace on Earth 2018 (Not Art Nbr 22)

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Great Blue Heron Peace on Earth 2018 – babsjeheron

“…I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things…”

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry, excerpt
from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry


Thanks to Tina for her Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 24: Seasonal. What is more seasonal than a holiday greeting card?.

Thanks to Debbie for her Travel with Intent Challenge – One Word Sunday: Christmas Time. Even the Heron gets in the holiday spirit.

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.

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.

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.
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, Natick

Posted on December 24, 2018, in ardea herodias, Art, DPchallenge, Fine art, Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. How did you get that hat on your bird? Merry Christmas, Babsje, and all best wishes for the New Year. G.

  2. That is just terrific Babsje!! Merry Christmas to you AND the herons 😊

  3. Thanks for the giggle! I’m sure your heron enjoyed having his (her?) ears warmed. 😀

  4. He looks wonderful with his hat
    Wish you a healthy and wonderful 2019

  5. May bring 2019 bring your share of peace, love, beauty and plenty of feathered experiences. Your heron looks fetching in his Santa hat!

  6. Happy New Year!
    May 2019 be filled with joy, peace and fulfilment!
    Keep having loads of fun!
    Thanks for your support!

    • Many thanks for your kind comment and New Year’s wishes!. Happy New Year to you and yours. I am enjoying your blog, keep up the good work for 2019. Best, Babsje

  7. Wendell Berry’s poems is one of my favourites too!! I acutally heard it for the first time watching a documentary on Genetically Modified Seeds, crops, and Round up Ready Corn etc. Your Christmas Heron is a hoot…oh wait…that an owl…its a Kraak not a hoot??? LOL!

    • Love your comment, yes not a Hoot BUT i have Great Horned Owls who serenade me from outsidy bedroom window at sunset, 11ish pm, 2 and 3 and 4 and 5ish am. Wait at 5 it’s the Wild Turkeys. So your right about the Kraaak or Frawnk calls. Wendell Berry is a treasure. Just today I waa reading in Bill McKibben’s “Coming Home” about the friendship between Berry and Edward Abbey. They are such different spirits with such different styles and yet they bonded over their mutual love of the wilderness. Berry delivered one of the eulogies at Abbey’s funeral with a poem written for the occasion that was very moving IMO. Good to see more of your art! Best, Babsje

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