As much as I love seeing one of our Great Blue’s in living color…
Sometimes, it’s nice, seeing them in simple…
It was cold out.
Cold, gray, and that “Cape Cod raw” like you read about.
And when I headed out on my walk, I thought there would be nothing going on in the marsh to see…
When — there he was!
I got a bit distracted when I heard tiny little peeps calling to me from the bushes along the marsh.
Why, it was a charming pair of House Sparrows, popping up to say, “Hello”!
To realizing, once again, like so many times before…
If you just stop.
And look. ❤
The other morning at Wychmere Harbor, I got the chance to meet the Skipper of this lovely red boat.
It looked as if he’d just finished his breakfast and a good morning’s preening…
It gets so quiet, and you just never know who you’re going to meet next!
Sharing a very special visit with a Great Blue Heron that I met recently over at Cockle Cove one early morning.
They can be so graceful, so elegant in their movement…
When I started this entry today I couldn’t believe it’s been over a month since I last blogged and I have really missed it!
When I get busy, I will often post my photos on my Facebook page, however these have not been making it to my blog!
So starting now I am going to try and blog first, then funnel everything over to Facebook.
In the meantime here is one of my very favorite images this fall.
I was out photographing at Ridgevale Beach, right around sunset.
And I kept hearing two Great Blue Herons “conversing” out in the marsh that’s near the beach.
Suddenly UP they both flew, one chasing the other.
Then, all went quiet.
After a time I spotted one of the Great Blues flying out over the water, against the pinkest sunset sky.
Here is that magical moment…
Do you remember those picture riddles when you were a kid?
You’d be shown a picture and then asked the question, “Can you find the ______ in this picture?”
Well that’s how it is for me whenever I land at one of my favorite spots like Forest Beach marsh to watch for wildlife.
Once I park the car and get out, I look out at the marsh to see what’s in the picture before me.
At first, unless there’s something really big going on, everything looks pretty still and quiet.
Especially this time of year, with all of the ospreys now gone.
To let myself relax, unwind a bit. Let my eyes move slowly beyond what’s obvious, along the edges of the marsh, into the shadows.
Some days, I’ll spot nothing. But other times, I’ll notice something that looks a little different – a movement, a color, a shape.
So I zoom in, and there!