Beautiful Herons and Friends: There are No Wrong Answers
When I Met My Muse
I glanced at her and took my glasses
off–they were still singing. They buzzed
like a locust on the coffee table and then
ceased. Her voice belled forth, and the
sunlight bent. I felt the ceiling arch, and
knew that nails up there took a new grip
on whatever they touched. “I am your own
way of looking at things,” she said. “When
you allow me to live with you, every
glance at the world around you will be
a sort of salvation.” And I took her hand.
Frequent visitors to this blog will have little doubt that the Great Blue Heron is my muse. But judging from viewing metrics, 2021 posts on this blog featured some very popular guest birds, too. The top dozen views from this year included a pair of Red Tail Hawks bathing together, a beautiful Mute Swan taking her Saturday night bath, and a male Osprey carrying half a fish.
Without further ado, here are the dozen most popular 2021 posts by views:
I have my own favorite photos and posts, but enough about me: as an artist, I’m more interested in YOUR favorites. Whether or not the Great Blue Heron is your own muse, I would love to know which posts or photos are your favorites. Please take a moment to chime in by adding a comment below. There are no wrong answers and I’d love to hear from you.
Beautiful Great Blue Heron Fledgling Surprise Click here to view post
Red Tail Hawks Saturday Night Bath Click here to view post
Beautiful Great Blue Herons Saturday Fun Click here to view post
Beautiful Great Blue Herons at Waterfalls Click here to view post
Beautiful Great Blue Heron and One Special Feather Click here to view post
Epic Great Blue Heron Rescue Redux Click here to view post
Weird Wonderful Wordless Wednesday Whatzit Click here to view post
Beautiful Great Blue Heron Uses Tools, Picks up Litter, What a Day Click here to view post
Beautiful Great Blue Heron Breaks into Flight Click here to view post
Beautiful Great Blue Heron Gone Fishing Click here to view post
Beautiful Great Blue Herons Guest Osprey Fish Tail Lore Click here to view post
Great Blue Heron and Friends Saturday Night Baths Click here to view post
Cee Neuner 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 Patti is “Serene.” I wish peace, joy, health, happiness and serenity to all in the coming new year.
Thanks to Cee for her CBWC: Black and White Animals. A few of the photos here are monochromatic.
From Leya Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 179: Serene .
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.
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!
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
Natick Town Hall
Five Crows Gallery in Natick
Be a fly on the wall! Please CLICK HERE to see the Great Blue Herons gracing the gallery walls.
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 28, 2021, in # Lens-Artists, ardea herodias, Mindfulness, Monochrome Monday, Nature, Photography, Red tailed hawk, Wildlife Photography and tagged #fivecrows, Black and White, CBWC, Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, TCAN. Bookmark the permalink. 54 Comments.