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Five Herons Waiting

in Island Life, Nature Connection, Winter

FiveheronsI 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.


Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Charyn Fri - Feb 16th 2007 8:42 am

    How funny! I was chastising myself about being patient just 2 days ago and here you are with this very timely message. Thanks!

  • kerrdeLune (Cate) Mon - Feb 19th 2007 7:48 am

    Joanna, I love the great herons, and it is splendid and uplifting stuff indeed to visit you this morning and see them here. I miss the “great blues” in winter – during the warm seasons, they visit my beaver pond in early morning, and they never fail to delight me, such magnificent majestic creatures they are. Thank you!! This is a lovely journey into a springtime moment.

  • cintia Mon - Feb 19th 2007 3:19 pm

    Joanna, thanks for this post. It was right words at the perfect moment for me. Kisses