Monday, October 11, 2010

The Great Blue Heron

A college friend once told me that seeing a Great Blue Heron brought luck. That belief may have stemmed from a time when the heron numbers were low. Or, maybe, it was because the Great Blue is such a prehistoric looking bird. When I saw one this evening, I caught my breath and found myself wondering what luck it would bring. The bird flew alone in an evening sky emptied by migrating and roosting birds. His long legs stretched behind him as he moved over the harvested field and toward the sliver of moon. His magic floated into the darkening sky.

1 comment:

  1. I remember the first time I ever saw a Great Blue Heron. He was sitting on a fence post outside our front door. Ryan saw him too, he was probably 8years old. That would have been 30 years ago. I told my Dad and he said it was impossible......... Today I can think of 4 nesting spots within 10 miles of our house. How cool is that! Yes, I always heard they were lucky too. I really love seeing this bird in the waterways nearby, when they take flight, I too feel my breath being taken away...... AWESOME! :D