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Beautiful Great Blue Heron's Alternate Reality -- No Blizzard Here

We stood there, staring eye-to-eye for a long, long time, though it could not have been more than twenty seconds. His eyes, doe eyes almost, soft eyes, like those of a deer.

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Early morning heron

Early this morning I spotted a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) in a distant part of a pond that I was exploring. I was worried about blowing out the highlights of the heron’s face and bill, so I deliberately underexposed the image. 52 more words


We Now Interrupt your Regularly-Scheduled Great Blue Herons

Me and my comet,
strolling down the avenue

With apologies to Judy Garland

It doesn’t get more out of this world than Comet Hale-Bopp, poised above my daughter’s shoulder.

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Great Blue Heron and the Salmon of Doubt (Apologies to Douglas Adams)

There is no problem so complicated that you can’t find a very simple answer to it if you look at it right.
Douglas Adams
The Salmon of Doubt…

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Beautiful Great Blue Heron Sticks the Landing Nbr 2

She’s gathered up all the time in the world
— nothing else — and waits for scanty trophies,
complete in herself as a heron.

Denise Levertov…

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Blue water, blue heron

Composition does not get much more simple than this—a single subject with its reflection against an uncluttered, almost monochromatic background.

The skies were heavily overcast this past Friday and rain fell intermittently on me as I walked along the trails at… 127 more words


Beautiful Great Blue Heron Sweetly Preens

… Sound in his ears more sweet than yours,
And if yours are not sweeter and wilder and better…

The Herons of Elmwood
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…

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