December 16, 2017

I Opened the Blinds and Saw...

A Great Blue Heron!

This morning I slept a little late, staying in my cozy bed until the dog barked to wake me up. When I opened the blinds, I scanned the yard as I usually do to see what birds might be out there. Out by the lake was this heron!

I keep a camera next to the window for photographing birds and it has a fairly strong zoom lens, so I got several good shots.

I cropped in on one shot because his expression amused me. I think he may have spotted me.

Allow me to change subjects to more everyday critters. Here's my excellent  dog, Flash. He's doing pretty well for an old guy with a heart problem, loose ligaments, and a seizure disorder. Meds and supplements seem to be helping.

And finally, here's a cat that hangs out on the other side of the community lake. I believe he is feral, or perhaps he is from a nearby farm and just likes to watch the cars come in and out of the neighborhood.


  1. I favor cats, this one is simply gorgeous! And good news to read about Flash. see this scene of the herons just outside my window would be a dream come true for me...I have to drive miles to see anything but sparrows and doves in my yard. Maybe a grackle or two.

    As always, thanks for sharing your post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  2. Hello, congrats on your heron. That is a nice yard bird. Flash is a sweetie. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

  3. Yes, I believe Mr. Heron spotted that camera lens. He is awesome! Flash looks like a sweetheart and love the colors on the cat. Happy Sunday!

  4. excellent pictures of the heron, Linda. Yes, we did have the same idea today, didn't we?

  5. A heron is a nice surprise to wake up to. Glad to know Flash is feeling better. That's a gorgeous cat!

  6. herons are hard to catch. When they drop their neck they get a frumpy look.

  7. Great photos! I like the heron's expression too.


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