A Sight for Sore Eyes

We lost some of our Great Blue Herons over this past winter.

Each year, a few remain with us while most of the population migrates southward.

Many of the few who stayed with us this year, sadly, succumbed to frostbite and starvation during a winter that was unusually harsh and long.

Perhaps because of their disappearance, it seemed to me to take forever for them to return to us this spring.

But when they did, my oh MY, they were a sight for sore eyes…


Their quiet, regal beauty…


Takes my breath away.

Every time.


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