Bird walk

My favorite part of being a mother is being able to explore the world with my daughters.

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Almost invisible in the picture above, there is a White Egret (or Great White Heron) on the bank of the pond, off to the left side of my daughter (about an inch from her head).

You can see it better now…thanks to photo editing software.

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And closer still.

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My daughter and I kept walking from side to side of this pond, trying to get even closer to it.  But after a certain point, the bird took flight and flew to the other side of the pond.

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Which made for some amazing photos.  I’ve been trying for years to capture some in flight shots, and most of the time they were far overhead.

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We played with the bird for a while until it was clear he was growing tired of playing and flew away.

So we walked on and youngest daughter played some more.

On the lighted stepping stones…

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…and in the red gravel

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She came up to me and said, “look mama, it looks like a heart!”.

Indeed it did.

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And if that wasn’t adorable enough, on the drive home, we had to yield on the road to a family of ducks.

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I cherish these moments, knowing that the feelings of peace and One-ness with the Universe I sometimes feel doesn’t last long.

About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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1 Response to Bird walk

  1. thorns4roses says:

    Awesome pictures and to catch a bird in flight is beyond awesome. I’ve been trying to catch an eagle in flight but somehow even if you’re aiming the camera, they aren’t there. Beyond the greatest pictures of your daughter….how creative! Are Egrets from another coastal area? I’ve seen seagulls in Indiana but nothing like this bird…will have to keep an eye out for them. Thanks for sharing. Keep looking up!

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