I read this quote last night while reading:
“Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” Joyce Meyer
Today I got out the gear and went photo hunting. I find that all my worldly worries and problems disappear when I watch and photograph animals and birds. All critters big and small! Today was no exception. The Great Blue Heron is a very, very patient hunter. Many professional photographers tease about about how easy the Heron is to photograph because they are so prevalent. I find that they are not easy to capture in pixels. In most cases when approaching the Heron they will fly off. I sat for at least an hour waiting for a Heron to come out of hiding. He was behind a large area of reeds. While waiting I took the big lens off and photographed a frog just down the slope from me. There were frogs everywhere. They must be like rabbits. Multiplying like crazy!
Have you ever thought about what life would be like if you were a Blue Heron? Eat, preen and sleep. The objectives of the day. Not sure if they really worry about predators? Lately I wish I could be a subject (bird or animal) without stress, worries and drama! Anymore life is so much about instant gratification. The phones we carry never let us take a break from life. We get messages, texts and calls all times of the night and day. It’s crazy!!!!! Herons are lucky the don’t carry iPhones. Pretty much have no worries. Maybe they are incapable of worrying. A beautiful bird the Blue Heron is…..
They don’t pay taxes, don’t have alarm clocks, and surely don’t have the internet. Pretty lucky birds those Heron’s! The are masters of catching fish……..
Yummy ……..a live fish or something resembling a fish!