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Beautiful Great Blue Heron’s Guest…Dragonfly?

Great blue heron eye-to-eye with dragonfly - babsjeheron   © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron eye-to-eye with Dragonfly – babsjeheron

“So lovely. There were many dragonflies – tasty – and I love how their wings tickle on my tongue…” said the Great Blue Heron to nobody in particular.

Looking at the Dragonfly perched so enticingly on the tip of the Heron’s beak above, did you wonder if Dragonfly was on the lunch menu that day?
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Dragonfly teasing great blue heron - babsjeheron  © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Dragonfly teasing Great Blue Heron – babsjeheron

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Is it just me, or did you, too, hear a Dragonfly’s voice sing-songing that childhood playground taunt, “Nah nah nah boo-boo, you can’t catch me?”
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Great Blue Heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm dragonfly - babsjeheron  © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm Dragonfly – babsjeheron

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“Now, where did I put my glasses, erm Dragonfly?” the heron asked of no one in particular, wondering where his memory has gone. Often, I wonder where my own glasses have wandered off to. What about you?

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

Dragonfly Hitchhiker – babsjeheron

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File this one under silly nonsense just for fun!

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This post is prompted by Cee Neuner, Debbie Smyth, Jez Braithwaite and the creative and inspiring Lens Artists Tina, Amy, Patti, and Leya, all of whom encourage the community of photographers and writers.

This week’s Lens Artist challenge comes from Ann-Christine. The topic is Weird and Wonderful. Do you think it weird for a Dragonfly to tantalize a much larger Great Blue Heron? Cheeky Dragonfly!
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Please click the links below to see the beautiful offerings from these wonderful photographers.
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Thanks to Cee for her Hunt for joy. I don’t know if this challenge is still on, but I really like the idea of searching for joy. The Herons bring joy.
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Thanks to Debbie for her Six Word Saturday. The title is the requisite six words long.
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Thanks to Jez for the Water Water Everywhere Challenge. The foreground of one photo is water.
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From Leya Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .
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From Patti Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .
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From Tina Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .
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From Amy Lens Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 171: Weird and Wonderful .

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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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Natick Center Cultural District logo

Natick Center Cultural District

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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.

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, Dragonfly
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Sometimes You Gets the Bear, Sometimes the Bear Gets You

Erm, make that ‘great blue heron,’ not ‘bear.’

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Great blue heron takes aim at a passing dragonfly.

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Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for their Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts. When last we saw this female heron, her prey was a hapless chipmunk. Earlier, she took aim at this dragonfly. Given the contrast in size of the heron and dragonfly, I wonder how many insects it would take to make a nourishing snack? Herons must consider dragonflies tasty morsels: the base of that waterfall is usually teeming with fish.

Thanks again to Paula for her wonderful Thursday’s Special Non-Challenge challenge.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for hosting the Wild Bird Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.
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A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available 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™

© 2014 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly

Yuck, Ptooie

Sometimes you get the bear, erm great blue heron,
Sometimes the bear, erm great blue heron gets you.

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

Great blue heron finds out that dragonflies tickle the tongue.

In posts past, dragonflies have teased the herons mercilessly.

Landing on their bills:

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Great blue heron eye-to-eye with dragonfly.

Perching on their heads:

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Great blue heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm dragonfly.

And singing “Nah, nah, na boo boo, you can’t catch me:”

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Dragonfly teasing great blue heron.

For the daily prompt, Michelle tasked us to show “a time things came this close to working out…but didn’t.” It didn’t work out so well for the dragonfly in today’s top photo, but he didn’t go down without a fight, and he didn’t go down easily – apparently dragonflies tickle the tongue.

Truth be told, whenever there’s a face off between a heron and a dragonfly, I always root for the dragonfly, but don’t tell the herons, ok?

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Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for the Daily Prompt: Close but no Cigar challenge.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.

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A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available 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™

© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly

Great Blue Heron Asks Where Did I Leave My Glasses Erm Dragonfly

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

Great blue heron fledgling wondering where he put his glasses, erm dragonfly.

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File this one under just for fun!

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Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Memories prompt. “Now,,where did imput my glasses, erm dragonfly?” the heron asked, wondering where his memory has gone. Often, I wonder about their memories, the herons.

Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.

Thanks again to Cee for the Fun Foto Challenge prompt.

Thanks again to Michelle for the Weekly Pet Roundup prompt.

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A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available 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™

(This photo was taken August 29, 2007.)

© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly

You Can’t Catch Me – Daily Prompt: Ha Ha Ha

When last our dragonfly appeared in this blog, she was perched enticingly on the tip of heron’s beak.

Did you wonder if dragonfly became lunch that day?

(Spoiler alert.)

See for yourself. 

 © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)   Dragonfly teasing great blue heron. © Babsje (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Dragonfly teasing great blue heron.

Is it just me, or did you also hear a dragonfly’s voice sing-songing that childhood playground taunt, “Nah nah nah boo-boo, you can’t catch me?”
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Thanks for the Daily Prompt nudge, Michelle W and WordPress.  
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© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Dragonfly, Humor

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