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Nesting Again

Snow and below freezing temperatures kept us from Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) in December and most of January. Finally with the mercury hitting the 40s, Leonard and I ventured out to see what was happening at one of our favorite haunts. 156 more words


Great Blue Heron and the Sunken Boat

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.

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Beautiful Great Blue Heron's Environmental Protection Gig

When last we saw our plucky Heron heroine, her young suitor was about to challenge her for the huge plastic bag she had pulled from the muck along the shore. 309 more words


Beautiful Great Blue Heron on the March

Yes, even Great Blue Herons strut and march, especially when protecting their turf. This Great Blue Heron marching down the shoreline to deter an interloping bird showed off an example from their powerful body language repertoire: the erected back feathers. 227 more words


A Great Blue Heron Named Romeo? (Not Art Nbr 11)

In the beginning she’d lobbied to name the turkeys, which I nixed, but I relented later when I saw what she had in mind.

She christened them Mr.

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Beautiful Great Blue Herons After the Storm (Not Art Nbr 10)

The house rocked.
Windowpanes trembled with each percussive blow.
There was no separation at all between lightning bolt and thunderclap.
I huddled in the middle of the room, as far from windows as possible, waiting out the storm at ground zero.

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Beautiful Great Blue Heron in the Flight Path

Life spreads itself across
the ceiling to make you think
you are penned in, but that
is just another gift. Life takes
what you thought you couldn’t live…

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