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The Great Blue Heron and Art - Beauty and the Beast Revisited

Is a Great Blue Heron a thing of beauty?
And the shadow cast on the background here?

Do you find the background in this photo ‘interesting,” or “appealing,” or “intriguing,” or even perhaps “beautiful?”

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If the Beautiful Great Blue Heron Sees His Shadow?

If the Great Blue Heron sees his shadow
Does it mean six more weeks of winter??

Yes, I know Ground Hog’s Day was a week ago.

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Great Blue Heron Doesn't Let A Broken Leg Get Her Down

Break a Leg and Carry On ??

Worst-case scenario thoughts abounded as the photos downloaded that day.

Look closely at the Great Blue Heron’s left leg.

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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