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Beautiful Great Blue Heron Gets to the Root of It All

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Great Blue Heron and Roots – babsjeheron

How long we may have gazed on a particular scenery and think that we have seen and known it, when, at length, some bird or quadruped comes and takes possession of it before our eyes, and imparts to it a wholly new character. The heron uses these shallows as I cannot. I give them up to him.
The Writings of Henry David Thoreau

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Thanks to Jen H and WordPress for this week’s WPC Challenge: Satisfaction/. No two days on the water with the Great Blue Herons are the same. I find it very satisfying that there continue to be ways of seeing with fresh eyes. In more than a dozen years exploring those waters, I had not noticed the exquisite, sun-bleached roots of this tree until the Great Blue drew herself, and my eyes, up to the base of the hill.
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Through July 13, 2017 I was a Featured Artist 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.

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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.
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Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

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

Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN, Five Crows

On Walden Pond

I have my horizon bounded by woods all to myself; a distant view of the railroad where it touches the pond on the one hand, and of the fence which skirts the woodland road on the other. But for the most part it is as solitary where I live as on the prairies. It is as much Asia or Africa as New England. I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.

Henry David Thoreau
Walden

Walden Pond reflection - New Year's Eve.

Walden Pond reflection.

It was sublimely peaceful that New Year’s Eve at Walden Pond. I was alone save for a sculpted snowman watching over the shore.

The snowman and, of course, the statue of Henry David Thoreau next to his small cabin.

Someone earlier had placed a carved piece of snow in his hand, and it was amusing to see Thoreau staring at it intently, as if contemplating snow.

The setting sun cast wintry golden light through the trees on the far shore, reflecting the sky and horizon on the softly frozen water.

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This week, Sara Rosso has asked for our perspectives on horizons. This photo of the Walden Pond horizon reflected on ice at sunset is my favorite horizon photo (even though there are no great blue herons about).

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Thanks to Sara Rosso and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon prompt.

Thanks also to Sue for the Word a Week Challenge: Favorite.

Thanks to the kind folks at Skywatch Friday.

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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.

(This photo was taken December 31, 2004)

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

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