Peace on Earth, Goodwill from Great Blue Herons (Not Art Nbr 23)

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Great Blue Heron Fledgling Greetings Nbr 2 – 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

Tis the season for peace on earth.

And goodwill to all – humans and herons, alike.


From December 4 through January 25, 2020, 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.

Debbie’s Six Word Saturday’s prompt asks for Something for the Christmas List . Peace on Earth will do nicely.

Thanks once again to Cee for her recent Fun Foto Challenge: Red. Can this Heron’s elf hat be any more red?

Thanks again to Paula for her recent Thursday’s Special: Scarlet photo prompt. The Heron’s hat is scarlet.

Thanks again to the inspiring Lens Artists – Patti, Tina, Amy, and Leya – for their continuing devotion to elevating and celebrating photography.
From Patti Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 74: Abstract.
From Tina Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 75: Nostalgic.
From Amy Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 75: Nostalgia.
From Leya Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 75: Nostalgic.


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.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2019 Babsje. (

Great Blue Heron, TCAN, Five Crows, Natick

Posted on December 8, 2019, in ardea herodias, Art, Birds, Cee's Black & White Challenge, Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, Monochrome Monday, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Herons look great in any outfit. 😉

  2. Peace, love and goodwill to all! ❤

  3. This is wonderful, Babje. Best of luck on your exhibit! I’m excited for you.

  4. Now I want a Christmas hat for my GBH. I’m sure that mine wouldn’t let me get close enough to put it on though. You must be a heron whisperer. 😃

  5. Congrats on having your awesome photos being hung – and the feature photo here is nice

  6. That is fantastic Babsje! So glad to have you join us!

  7. Thanks for the smile and the poem inspires as does your work in nature.

  8. I fully agree with the first comment 🙂 Babsje, thank you for this. I have been absent for 10 months and I am back now.

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