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Great Blue Heron and the Sunken Boat

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Great Blue Heron Fledgling in Territorial Display at Sunken Boat – babsjeheron

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…

Two out of three ain’t bad?

Thanks to Krista and WordPress for this week’s WPC Challenge: Repurpose. Year-after-year, this small sunken boat is repurposed as an offshore garden. From buckets of tomato plants one year to the gladiolus shown here, each year’s garden showcases something different. I feel eager anticipation when kayaking to that area for the first time early each summer, wondering what the boat garden will have in store. One of the mantras of the Environmental Protection Agency is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” This boat may not qualify for the ‘reduce’ phrase, but definitely embodies ‘reuse and recycle.’ Perhaps Krista’s ‘repurpose’ is a good addition to that mantra.

Thanks to Ben H and WordPress for their recent WPC Challenge: Resilient. This boat could have been left to deteriorate, but thanks to creative caretaking, it has endured for more than a decade sunken just off the shore. The hull is repainted periodically, keeping rust at bay. The garden is replanted annually. Instead of becoming an eyesore, the boat is a delightful piece of gardening whimsy.

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From July 1 through July 30, 2016, I was the Featured Artist of the Month at the Summer Street Gallery. The Great Blue Heron photographs once again graced the walls of the lobby and theater in a one-woman show at The Center for Arts in Natick. In addition to the visual arts shown at the gallery, TCAN has a lively, dynamic lineup of upcoming performing artists.

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™

© 2017 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)

Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN

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The Bee’s Knees

“It’s like this,” Pooh said. “When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you’re coming. Now, if you have a green balloon, they might think you were only part of the tree, and not notice you, and if you have a blue balloon, they might think you were only part of the sky, and not notice you, and the question is: Which is most likely?”

“Wouldn’t they notice you underneath the balloon?” you asked.

“They might or they might not,” said Winnie-the-Pooh. “You never can tell with bees.” He thought for a moment and said: “I shall try to look like a small black cloud. That will deceive them.”

Winnie the Pooh
A. A. Milne

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Blue bee in the heart of a yellow lily.

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Blue bee flying out of a yellow lily

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Blue bee climbing about in the heart of the lily.

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This week, Josh has asked us to show family, and Ese to show buzz. What has more buzz than a family of bees? Even Winnie the Pooh would agree these three blue ones are the bee’s knees.

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Thanks to Josh R and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Family.

Thanks to Ese for her Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge: Buzz.

Thanks to Sue for her A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Yellow 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™

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

Blue Bee, Lily

In a World Without Color…

Magnolia in B+W

In a world without color, is the scent as sweet?

To view in full color, please click here.

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Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

Thanks to Cee for her Black & White Challenge.

Thanks once more to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Allure.

Thanks also to Skinnywench for the Word a Week Challenge: Favorite. (My favorite flower.)

Thanks to Cee also for her Fun Foto Challenge. (Fun finding the subtle shadow for this one!)

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Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.

(This photo was taken April, 2004)

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

I Have Always Trusted Pink

Magnolia

“I have always trusted pink,” Audrey Hepburn

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Thanks to Cheri Lucas Rowlands and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue prompt.

Thanks to Wordless Wednesday for the Wordless Wednesday challenge.

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(This took place April, 2004)

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

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