Sunday, 27 September 2015

Heron

I've had to drive from Tsawwassen to Richmond a couple of times this week and on each trip I noticed a Heron in one of the ditches by the side of the road. 
Saturday my sister and I went shopping (clothes for a 3rd round interview Monday afternoon) and this time I was not driving and I was ready with my cell phone!

He reminded me of a print I had back in Midway.


Blue Heron by Richard Shorty

In First Nations Symbology, the Heron is considered to be a very good omen representing grace, purity, patience and long life.

First Nations people took notice of the Heron’s inquisitiveness, determination and excellent judgment skills and recognize the Heron as an expert fisher and hunter.  Native people believed that sighting a Heron before a hunt was a indication that the hunt would be a victorious one.


Háws dáng hl kíngsaang
(I will see you soon)


Barb








23 comments:

  1. Great photo on the Heron!
    There is a Heron in the ditch at my dad's place :)

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    1. That is so cool! Herons are the bestest birds (oops my inner Nellie is sneaking out). I saw a pair of Bald Eagles today and where they next. I hope that I can get some shots of them later this week.

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  2. We see herons from time to time, but this one is a beauty! Great capture! x

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    1. Thanks! Today he was flying! I was wishing I was a passenger and could have caught that.

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  3. WE see families of them in one area near us....it's always sweet to see them together.

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. That is so cool. We used to see lots on Vancouver Island. It was nice to see one again-even if he/she was not part of a family.

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  4. That is a great photo! There were a pair of grey herons that were always fishing from the big pond next to our bottom field. In the summer we found one dead beside the electricity pylon and we think he must have flown into the overhead cables. We haven't seen the other heron since. It is very sad.

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    1. Herons don't mate for life. Maybe you will have a pair again next year. They are such wonderful birds.

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  5. Love waterbirds..love their elegance yet powerful ways..i alays smile when they take flight as that is the moment..ever so breifly they lose their elegance and look very gangly and awkward :)..beautiful print ...loves Fozziemum xxx

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    1. When herons are flying they look so prehistoric (to me). But they are so graceful - until they land.

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  6. That is one big bird! We think there are heron on our island, but we've never seen one.

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    1. Most places I've lived I've never seen them near a busy road. I was really surprised to see this bird 3 times in a week!

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  7. We love to see those here, too. The pond down the street usually sports one if you can get there early enough to see it. They are very shy.

    Several years ago, I was in The Netherlands and on one drive there I counted 47 herons, Wowee!! They love the canals and there are tons of frogs and minnows.

    What a beautiful print! My Aunt has prints and carvings done by the Inuit peeps. All so lovely.

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    1. Actually, the artist is painting in the Weest Cast Indian Style. Richard is Southern Tushony. Our family heritage is Haida.

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    1. I was so very lucky that the traffic was slow as I was using my phone out the window.

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  9. I bet it was agood sign to see this guy :o) that herons remind me always a little of wise old men :o)

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  10. Great capture, Barb! We see herons here sometimes, and they are magnificent. You took this with your cell phone? WOW!

    I love the symbology you shared. We hope seeing the heron there is a good omen for you. How did your interview go? ::fingers crossed::

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  11. Oh what a great look and print. I love herons.

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  12. Yep...inquiring persons want to know. How did the interview go? You are the most talented person I know so hopeful that everything went your way.

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  13. They’re too pretty to hunt although I wonder if those neck feathers are fun to play with.

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