Thursday, May 30, 2013

Take Possession of the Sky & Posts of the Week

A lovely night heron sits on top of the dam. Unfortunately, I spooked it when I snapped a shot. Fortunately, I was able to follow his flight path for a short while, allowing you a look at the view I see each day at the east end of the pond.

night heron
 Happier of happy though I be,

night heron2
like them I cannot take possession of the sky,

night heron3
mount with a thoughtless impulse,

night heron4and wheel there,

night heron5
one of a mighty multitude whose way and motion is a harmony and dance magnificent.
 ~ William Wordsworth

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


Icy Beauty
by Ruth
at Ruth's Photo Blog

Sip N' Soda
by Steve
at Take a Look Around



A Bag Full of Memories
by Pauline
at Writing Down the Words

Remembering Uncle Moshe
by Phyllis
at Prompt Prose

Memorial Day
by Sandy
at Writing in Faith

21 Grams of Truth
by Brian
at WaystationOne



Thailand - The Elephants
by Elizabeth
at Magical Moments

Small Treasures
by Laura
at Shine the Divine

How Do You Blog?
by Hilary
at Crazy as a Loom



Of Human Conditions
by MessyMimi
at MessyMimi's Meanderings

Cat Mischief
by Doris
at Thoughts and Things

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


ADRIAN said...

A beautiful bird. Wait till you get the long lens.
It looks a magical place.

Betty Manousos said...

wow what a beautiful place! marvelous photos and
wonderful views i really like the reflections here.

have a great day!:)

Cloudia said...

Loved the photo series!
And Sandy's Memorial Day post should be posted yearly!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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A Cuban In London said...

God, the way you followed its journey was so beautiful! :-) many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Brian Miller said...

that third picture is so cool...i got caught up in the root structure of that one tree on the pointe...

thank you hilary...smiles...honored

congrats to all the posts of the week!

sage said...

Beautiful photos--I love the green hues of late spring.

Congratulations to the Posts of the Week!

Hilary said...

Why thank you for the mention!!!
That's nice, and a surprise!
Like you, I get my daily dose of walking by the water....I know that it is good for the soul.

Andy said...

Night herons used to be a common sight on Frenchman's Bay. For some reason they have disappeared.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

What a pretty spot for taking photos- very nice!

Indrani said...

Lovely captures of its flight.

Anonymous said...

Oh, lovely shots of the bird!

And thanks for all the reading tips.

Out on the prairie said...

I had seen the heron on the East coast in South Carolina.Great shots

Ruth Hiebert said...

Following the Heron in flight,resulted in some amazing pictures.I really like the reflections in some of them.

CiCi said...

Great reflection. Your photos never ever disappoint.

DJan said...

That was a lovely journey indeed. Thank you, and now I'm off to read a little POTWs. :-)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Loving the reflection! Thanks for the POTW! :)

TexWisGirl said...

thanks again, hilary, for these great picks! :) (and pics!)

Red said...

Well, maybe it wasn't bad that you spooked the hereon. You were able to get some great flight pictures.Thanks for POTW

Laura said...

wow Hilary, thank you so much for the honor:-)

Gail Dixon said...

The night heron is such a striking bird and you captured him so well! Congrats to the POTW winners. I see some of my friends here which is always nice. :)

Daryl said...

wonderful reccos ... and some superb shots!

Dianne said...

it's a beautiful spot you see
I love herons, they're like ballet dancers

bravo to all POTW'ers

L. D. said...

Your location is so wonderful to see and your photos are great.

Phyllis E said...

Hi Cuzzie,

Thank you on behalf of my Uncle Moshe for the POTW mention.

I love the way you marry poetry in words to poetry in motion in this series of pictures. Beautiful, as always.

Cuzzie P

messymimi said...

Your pictures always take me away from the mundane-ness of my day, thank you! And i'm honored by the POTW!

stephen Hayes said...

I just checked out a few of your selected blogs. Enjoyed the one on Thailand's elephants and intend to come back to read some of the others. Thanks for sharing these.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful scenery that you see every day...lucky you.
I loved your choices for POTW.

Rita said...

I could almost feel him soar! What a beautiful place. :)

Pauline said...

Birds, trees, sky, water - what more do we need on a morning walk? Thanks for sharing the beauty you see.

Thank you for another POTW - you make my good feelings soar just like that heron!

Mage said...

What wonderful beauty. Thanks. :)

Lynne with an e said...

Lush greens, deep reflections, the magic of flight...beautiful observations! Thank you for a lovely glimpse into your special place.

christopher said...

Lovely heron images.

And I look forward to reading all the POTW's.

Mental P Mama said...

I think herons are just so majestic. Love these always.

Don said...

O! for a horse with wings!
William Shakespeare

Kat said...

Wow. What beautiful shots!

yaya said...

Beautiful pix with a lovely poem to match...great! You never disappoint with your them!

Glo said...

Beautiful photos ~ serenity and reflectiveness all in one. Also enjoying your POTW links :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are great, Hilary. I love the way you followed this guy in this lush environment. Feels like a peaceful, summery moment.

Thanks for the POTW mention. I started an online course that has me way too busy, so I'm behind in blogging and saying thanks. But thanks! I'm grateful.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous bird, gorgeous pond! And thanks for the tips on the POTW!

Anita said...

I will borrow a word from Wordsworth's quote to decribe your bird in flight photos with the luscious background - Magnificent!

I always enjoy a visit or two to one of your POTWs. :)