Monday, May 23, 2022

 Driving down the road by the river, I spotted a flash of white. What was it...a plastic bag, a handkerchief?


It was a Great White Heron! Partly hidden by bare tree limbs and on the other side of a fence. I don't think he even spotted us.




“It is a negligence of the mind not to notice how at dusk heron comes to the pond and stands there in his death robes, perfect servant of the system, hungry, his eyes full of attention, his wings pure light
.”

Mary Oliver


18 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Well spotted Gini, love the photos and the quote from one of my favorites.

Nancy Chan said...

It is a big white heron and a beautiful one.

Ann said...

Those eyes make him look very intense. Nice spot and wonderful quote.

Hootin' Anni said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Excellent photos Ginny

MadSnapper said...

we have had a couple of these stand in the front yard, back when we had ground cover, and the quote is what he was doing. he froze in place and watched for lizards and suddenly would pounce

MadSnapper said...

forgot to say the quote is perfect for him, beautiful photos

Rose said...

Wonderful capture, Ginny. It has been so long since I have seen one.

L. D. said...

It is a beautiful bird. Great photos.

Jeanette said...

That's a beauty!

The Feminine Energy said...

Awwwww... how beautiful!! ~Andrea xoxo

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful.. and I like Mary Oliver too. :-)

happyone said...

Great find of the white heron there in the branches.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Lovely!!!

And a perfectly matching Blog Look!!!!!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That must have been exciting to see.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I thought Herons were in Florida - we don't have them here at all. You are so lucky.

Cheryl’s Sunlit Pathway said...

Such beautiful photos !

Mari said...

They are such elegant birds! You got some great photos!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a gift this was for you to see the Great White Heron. I have another blog friend who uses Mary Oliver quotes quite often. They are delightful, aren't they?

~Sheri

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