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Buzzing around the hostas.
Buzzing around the hosta.

In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.

~ Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea

Opening.
Opening.

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.

~ Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea

Checking out the flowers in the meadow.
Checking out the flowers in the meadow.

Just a quick post to show you a little of what’s happening here on the ranch lately.  All kinds of flowers are in bloom.  The formerly Bare Meadow is no longer bare.  Yesterday we had two Great Blue Herons approach the lagoon.  The first one landed in the water, the second one chased him or her off.  The first decided to hang out in the meadow for a little while, maybe in hopes that the second heron would soon leave the lagoon.  I have never seen a heron sitting in the meadow before.  He stayed a while, and seemed perfectly happy sitting out there with the Black-eyed Susans and daisies.  While he took time to smell the flowers, the second heron was chased away from the lagoon by a Green Heron who then decided to chase the one in the meadow for good measure.  Hard to believe the big birds let the little one chase them away.

Enjoying the morning sunlight.
Enjoying the morning sunlight.

Have a great weekend!  For those of you celebrating it, Happy 4th of July!

Fully open a day later.
Fully open a day later.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Hazy sunrise this morning.
Hazy sunrise this morning.

Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, yoga teacher, sometime poet, wife, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She shares her daily walks and meanders, a lot of quotes, some of her artwork, and a lot of her photography here on Ye Olde Blogge. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are (still!) in the midst of renovating the house and cleaning up the property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

18 thoughts on “The latest

  1. Heron hierarchy. I heard the green herons here, and saw 3 of them at the end of May, but haven’t seen them since. I hope they are around here somewhere, they usually nest in the woods behind our property. They are pretty cool birds, and apparently fearless. And they make a horrible squawking noise. I can see blue herons just moving on, they seem much more laid back.
    Have a great holiday weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. 🙂 The Green Herons are noisy creatures. We have a pair of them living near the lagoon and they are always squawking at us. They think they own the place. lol!

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  2. Out here the Great Blues almost seem to play a game of chasing each other around. Back where I got my series of shots of them, they chased each other from one side of the lake and back. Green herons are much harder to find out here. I’ve only seen one so far.

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    1. We rarely see more than one GBH at a time, Gunta. This is only the second time I’ve seen two around the lagoon. The last time that happened, one perched high up in a tree watching the other until it was his/her turn to come down and fish.

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  3. I have not been able to work out the hierarchy of birds either, but they are always interesting to watch. Happy 4th of July to you and your family, Robin. 🙂

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  4. With all the recent rains, we’ve seen more egrets, ibis, heron stomping/sloshing around fields than usual. It is very green right now ( and hot)
    That’s the perfect sunflower picture. (and lovely quote about readjusting to your environment…which is constantly changing…flexibility must be important?)

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  5. Never heard the quote about readjusting to your environment. An interesting thought. Love the sunflower! As for herons, I’m always extra pleased to see a green one. It doesn’t happen often.

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