The Heron

herons

Cuyahoga Valley National Park shared Andrea Nagy‘s photo.

Yes, winter is in the air this morning. But so is love, Great Blue Herons and Bald Eagles. Thanks to Andrea Nagy for sharing this lovely image. Go ahead…awwwww.

The heron. Such an incredible bird. We used to take a boat out on the river, the Mississippi, and go into one of the byways to search for rookeries. There you would find them, up high above, nesting and waiting. It always struck me as so incongruous that something so big, with legs so long and seemingly frail would nest above. It seemed they should nestle on the banks, into the mud and safety of fallen trees, broken branches. Even when you know what to expect, a surprise, up high above.