| March 16, 2005
Volume 1 - Number 65
| TODAY'S PHOTO
Another from Wakodahatchee Wetlands. A great blue
heron, at the end of Janurary, in the nest with his/her
babies. Note the head of one of them, recently hatched.
The nesting great blue herons and anhingas have been
one of the big Wakodahatchee attractions for the past
two months, both for the casual visitors and the professional
photographers. Though I am not thrilled with the photo
above, I could not let this season pass without acknowledging
the experience, especially sharing how quickly these
babies grow. Part two follows tomorrow.
Two years ago, when we first moved here to South Florida,
"maternity island" (my name for this nesting
section of Wakodahatchee) was where I got grounded,
finding people with whom I could speak and from whom
I could learn. Watching the birds was very exciting.
(New subscribers, if you are unfamiliar with Wakodahatchee,
check out the article
I wrote for my community newsletter that year, reflecting
What I find interesting now is that, though the same
photographers still line up daily, my feelings are
pretty much "been
there, done that." AND, in the moment, some
of the excitement does return. I'm thinking, as I
write, that it may be the adrenalin of my creative
juices dissipating in one area, moving on to recharge
Can you recall similar experiences in your own life?
READER COMMENTS ON YESTERDAY'S ISSUE - Issue
Responses yesterday were quite interesting, especially
since two people had very similar, yet quite contrasting
responses. Both saw painters.
Julie Jordan Scott wrote:
I see the "plant" as a painter. S/he is
giving the Heron instructions on how to stand more
"Heron-like" or something. The plant looks
frustrated to me, or perhaps is just
very expressive with her/his hands.
the canvas on the easel in front of the painter?
I can almost stand in the Heron's shoes and say "Well,
I am doing the best Heron pose
I can... I think.. well, what do you think I should
do? You are the artist, afterall...."
while Mary Gray states:
"Here's the notion I had when I first saw
the photo. The heron is "the artist" looking at his
creation. The fireflag just looks like an arranged
group to me."
Mary also responded to my query, "How many birds
do you see?" "Eight birds IF you consider
the fireflag as one taller bird and two smaller ones--and
count all the reflections (though it's maybe just
the tops of the heads for the smaller ones)."
Tapping into philosphical thoughts, Karen Caterson
"The first thing I thought of--after reading
your comments and looking at the
picture--was of Martin Buber's "I-It"description----because,
to me, it looks like the bird is "talking"
to the plant--and the bird is seeing the plant as
something/someone-other than what it actually is....
I'm thinking that the bird sees the plant as another
bird, like him/her--but in reality the plant is something/someone
entirely different--BUT the bird does not make that
distinction--the bird has made an "It" of
the plant, by not seeing the
plant as it really is---"
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