365 Days of Earrings

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sighting of a Flight

This morning I looked out the window and saw a great blue heron flying past. I don't often see them on our mountain--I hope we have a pair nesting near our pond.

I love herons for their grace in flight, their long-legged elegance, their patient diligence, their ability to blend in with the branches along the shore. I admire them as the most purposeful of birds.

I've owned this pair for a long time. I'll probably wish I could wear them this summer at the river where I greet herons as I paddle. I may need some more herons. (That's a hint!)


Anonymous said...

John and I noticed the area on Rt. 8 south of Franklin where the heron nests are abundant in the trees...are filled now with many herons sitting on their nests. It's a beautiful site. The nests are at the top of the trees...but the highway happens to be at tree top height.

K├Ąthe said...

Hmm, hint taken.