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All They're Cracked Up To Be

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller
The Open Door

So, about the title of this post. While it definitely applies to the Great Blue Herons’ adventures, in this case it’s something much closer to home: my ribs.

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Silken Feather Against Feather as She Rises

It is a test for us, that thin
but real, undulating figure that promises,
‘if you keep the faith I will exist
at the edge, where your vision joins…

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To Sit and Wait is as Important as to Move

The thing is to be attentively present. 
To sit and wait is as important as to move.
Patience is as valuable as industry.
What is to be known is always there.

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Crouching heron, hidden dragonfly

Why was this Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) crouching in the water? Was he playing hide-and-seek with his heron friends? Was he seeking shelter in the shade? 100 more words


A Languid Grace

Sometimes in stillness – 
When no one is looking -
She unfurls herself.
A languid grace.


This week’s photo challenge is fray. Thanks to John G and WordPress for this topic.

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Wearing Water and Slowness

You will remember that leaping stream
where sweet aromas rose and trembled,
and sometimes a bird, wearing water
and slowness, its winter feathers.

Pablo Neruda…

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Spoonbill News Update

Well our injured pink friend is still around the area and he seems to be recovering fairly well with his wounds.

He is behaving as normal, hanging out and feeding with his friends including a tricolored heron and a cormorant. 53 more words

Wildlife Photography

babsje reblogged this on Babsje Heron and commented:

Last year, I wrote about an injured Great Blue Heron surviving and thriving after a partial amputation to its wing in "Wherein He Gets the Girl". This year, the wonderful photographer and blogger Phil Lanoue has been chronicling the recovery of an injured Spoonbill in a salt marsh there. Not only are Phil's photos always excellent, Phil really cares about his subjects. There are photographers who mainly care about "getting the shot," without seeming to care much about the wildlife in their captures. Not Phil. That is something I really respect in a nature photographer. I rarely reblog, but am moved by Phil's photos and words about the denizens of his salt marsh, and especially about one particular Spoonbill.