Heron business or pleasure?

Well, that was unexpected. As we sat in the dining room playing a rousing game of Scrabble, Steve looked out the window just in time to see a great blue heron land on the tree by the creek. He stayed for a long time, giving me a chance to take about a gazillion and ten pictures – only a few of which I will share here, to your great relief.

After a few minutes, that big ol’ bird flew down to the creek and went wading. He found a nice, shallow spot and just stood there staring into the water. His patience was rewarded shortly, with a big fat fish for his dinner. But wouldn’t you know it, he caught that thing just as I looked at the camera to check the settings. Major bummer!

Well, he was back the next day, so I guess he feels right at home in our back yard.

(Watch the REmissionary for another photo of this guy, and an attempt at haiku. Soon.)



I’d almost forgotten about the weekly photo challenge about layers. Here are a few photos to represent that concept. There are layers of skin, layers of color, layers of clouds . . . and the seagull, which COULD be a layer. I’m not sure if it’s a he or a she.

OH – and if you see “the REmissionary” in any of these photos, it’s OK. I didn’t steal it. I am the REmissionary. 😆 😉