Monday, April 13, 2009

Blue Heron

So Billy told me a couple days ago that he had seen a heron down by the creek that runs through our apartment complex, and I was so sorry that I'd missed it. We were out again yesterday and he spotted it (I swear, I am so unobservant), so I ran up to get my camera and I ended up following this bird around like a crazy person, just snapping away. In fact, I am probably going to go on to bore you with how many blue heron pictures you're about to see, but totally whatever, I'd doing it anyway.


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So I know that some of the people who read my blog know that a couple years ago, I lost my friend Ginny Buehler to breast cancer. She was one of the most beautiful and special people I have ever known, and I still miss her like crazy. She loved blue herons and just thought they were the prettiest things around, and especially after she died, they became kind of a symbol for her to the people who knew her. Her team for Race for the Cure is called Team Blue Heron, and while I'm sad that I won't be there in her memory this year, it was still really special for me to get to see the heron and think of her and feel connected to her in a small way.

3 comments:

Beth said...

I love it! How timely, too, since the Race is Saturday.

I too feel connected in some strange way when I get to see a heron.

You did a great job capturing it.

We'll miss you Saturday.

The Way EYE See It... said...

I especially like the ones that reflect the water in the background!

I think of her each time I see a heron in the White River.

Either you've got a great lens or you are sneay like a ninja to get that close to the bird. Either way -- GREAT JOB!

I'm just about to post some pics I took...robin isn't as exciting but you know...birds is birds! ;)

lynn said...

What a beauty! I've been a terrible blog reader lately, I'm sorry. Going to go catch up right now!