I took this photo while out walking yesterday morning in a light rain. Yes I know you can only see four herons; the fifth one was just out of range of my camera, tucked away near the edge of the woods. It’s fairly unusual to see more than one heron at a time here, although it always seems to be late winter or early spring when we do see more than two. Must be good hunting in the slough right now. It’s nearly breeding season. I wonder if that has anything to do with seeing several together. I love to watch the herons. They stand motionless for long periods of time, then suddenly strike at their prey. Frog, snake, fish, bird, mouse, vole . . . breakfast.
I love what Cait Johnson has to say about Friend Heron:
GREAT BLUE HERON is a majestic bird who teaches us the wisdom of
standing still, waiting patiently, while what we need comes to us.
Allow the dignity of Great Heron to inspire you: practice walking with
assurance and deliberation, taking your time and refusing to be hurried.
So if this were a Tarot card (the Five of Herons), the message might
be: you are being challenged (energy of the five) to wait patiently
while what you need comes to you. Trust that it will come in its own
perfect time. Refuse to be hurried.