Beautiful Great Blue Heron… Contortionist?

Great Blue Heron in the rain - babsjeheron.    © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron in the rain – babsjeheron.

Can you imagine how a Great Blue Heron must feel with a crick in that long and sinuous neck – time to put the chiropractor on speed dial?

Someone once remarked to me that, with the amount of time I spend out on the water with the Great Blue Herons, I must dream about them. Indeed, I do. Heron dreams are delightful.

And if I dream about the Herons, do they dream about me? Not likely. According to researchers, birds do dream – most likely about singing (and not about that avid photographer in her blue boat).
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Cee Neuner, Marsha Ingrao, and the creative and inspiring Lens Artists Tina, Amy, Patti, and Leya all encourage the community of photographers and writers. Please click the links below to see the beautiful offerings from these wonderful photographers.

The focus for this week’s Lens Artist challenge hosted by Tina is “You Choose.” I chose the elegantly contorted Great Blue Heron. Can you imagine what it would feel like to get a crick in your neck if it were that long and sinuous?

Natick Five Crows Public Art Mural - babsjeheron © 2021 Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Natick Five Crows Public Art Mural – babsjeheron


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For Marsha’s and Cee’s co-hosted Photographing Public Art: This town has many installations on the brick buildings. I don’t know which artist(s) created the charming Crows shown here.

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Thanks to Cee and Marsha for their jointly hosted PPAC #26: Melbourne Mural Walk #3 . And here’s PPAC #25 from Cee: PPAC #26: Artful Mailboxes.

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Thanks to Cee for her Cee’s CMMC. This photo catches a Heron stretching its neck up-close.
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From Tina Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 178: You Choose .
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From Patti Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 178: You Choose .
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From Amy Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 178: You Choose .

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From Leya Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 178: You Choose.
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Natick Center Cultural District logo

Natick Center Cultural District logo

Folks, now that some areas are opening back up, please consider supporting your local Arts communities – whether music, theater, crafts, visual arts venues, and others. All have been impacted over the past year and a half and they need your love more than ever.

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The Natick Center Cultural District is situated in a friendly, classic New England town hosting a vibrant, contemporary fusion of art, culture and business. Learn more!

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My brick & mortar presence in Massachusetts dates back to 2009 in several local venues/galleries.

Please watch this space for news of my upcoming Winter 2022 gallery show for the month of January at TCAN.

TCAN – The Center for Arts Natick
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Natick Town Hall
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Five Crows Gallery in Natick
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Audubon Sanctuary
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Be a fly on the wall! Please CLICK HERE to see the Great Blue Herons gracing the gallery walls.
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Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

May the Muse be with you.™

The Tao of Feathers™

© 2003-2021 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

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

Posted on December 15, 2021, in # Lens-Artists, ardea herodias, Birds, Heron, Mindfulness, Nature, Photography, Wildlife Photography, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Babsje, your heron is always a delight to see. I also love the entry for PPAC with the crows. 🙂

  2. It IS amazing how they and the egrets can stretch those long necks to clean the underside of their wings. When they do, their wingspans are so huge, it’s beautiful to see. Good catch on this one Babsje!

    • Hi Tina. Thanks for mentioning that Egrets do this as well. Those long necks are so amazingly supple and flexible that they can swallow huge fish. I wonder about the Sandhill Cranes that don’t fly with their necks bent in the Herons’ stereotypical S shape? We don’t have them here. Best, Babsje

  3. Herons,Egrets and Swans all have those long necks. The Long Neckers club!
    I bet they do dream of you Babsje. They see you enough!

  4. Wish I was half that flexible (lol!).

  5. Hi, Babsje. How can the heron look so graceful even in that position?? A lovely capture. And thanks for your kind words about Lens-Artists. 😀😀

  6. Wow. Do they give yoga classes?! 🙂

  7. Dreaming about birdsong, I suppose that makes plenty of sense. In the animal world, they live in the moment, whereas in our world, what happened long ago, or has yet to happen, can cause our dreams.

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