Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ye Gods! Egret!

A  L  O  H  A !

"The heron blames the water
 because he cannot swim."
                                      Danish Proverb

“When despair for the world 
grows in me, and I wake 
in the night at the least
 sound in fear of what my life
 and my children's lives may be --

" I go and lie down where 
the wood drake rests in 
his beauty on the water, and 
the great heron feeds. I come 
into the peace of wild things 
who do not tax their lives 
with forethought or grief. 
I come into the presence 
of still water. And I feel 
above me the day-blind stars 
waiting with their light. For 
a time I rest in 
the grace of the world, 
and am free.”
                          Wendell Berry 

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orvokki said...

Lovely bird.
Have a very happy day today.

Lynn said...

So lovely. And I love that Danish proverb - something to ponder. Hmmm...

Tom said...

white is new to me

GreenComotion said...

Yowza - that second photo is worth a million bucks!
The quotes are beautiful too, Cloudia!
You are a great resource for very deep quotes!
Have a Happy Day!!
Peace :)

21 Wits said...

It's always a wonderful delight to visit with you Cloudia and seeing Pixie too of course. The heron is one of my favorites, they sure know how to fish and float and be just precious for the eyes to behold!

Big Sky Heidi said...

A beautiful photo of the heron! Great shot!

kaykuala said...

A heron is alone but it may not be lonely! Its meal is waiting in the water to be picked up!


eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I love this post with the pretty Snowy Egret. I like their cute yellow feet.
Beautiful words and quotes, great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Teresa said...

I love the pictures of the egret. Really beautiful. The blue water background is great, too.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the 'White Heron', so white.

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful photos of the Egret, Cloudia!

Thanks for your nice comment on my post.
Have a pleasant weekend.

Lea said...

Lovely Egret, and I always enjoy your quotes, too!

William Kendall said...

Beautifully photographed. The egret looks like quite a character.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photos of the egret and always wonderful quotes ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A gorgeous egret, friend of cattle in LA.

TexWisGirl said...

love the snowy egrets and their adorable yellow slippers. :)

RedPat said...

Nasties be gone! ;-))

FAB said...

Lovely shots of the Snowy Egret.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"How much you wanna bet I have only one leg?"

"Haha, suckers! Heron wins again!"

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These photos and your quotes lift us up! Thank you! Hugs, Diane

Anni said...

Beautiful....I am like the Danish proverb....I can't swim either. lol

Thanks for stopping by to add your post link to today's I'd Rather B Birdin' linking tool. Much appreciated as always.

A Colorful World said...

LOVE that Wendell Berry quote! Wonderful photos, also.