The Folded Neck of a Heron

July 9, 2011

“He slept
with his long neck
folded, like a letter
put away.”
Jane Hirshfield, from “Hope and Love”

The curved neck of a heron

Detail of heron's head and neck

I wish I knew the poetic words to describe the feathers of this Great Blue Heron.

Detail, heron feathers

Detail, heron feathers

Detail, wing feathers of Great Blue Heron

8 Responses to “The Folded Neck of a Heron”

  1. Hallysann Says:

    Beautiful … not a very poetic description, but very fitting 🙂


  2. Oh! Wow! The other pictures were good, but these are hard to believe that you could.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Yes, I was able to get so close this time, I think, because the heron was weary. The details are fascinating, aren’t they?

  3. garden2day Says:

    These are wonderful heron photos you have been posting-such a beautiful bird! And, such details…

  4. Shane Says:

    Do you know what ever became of the Heron??


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