Time Stands Still
Unnaturally close we stand.
Sideways you gaze,
yellow eyes hesitantly bold,
questioning … what?
I don't know. I possibly
have more questions.
Waves lap our feet,
wind disarrays our tresses,
ever so slightly tilt our heads.
I yearn to touch; dignity
and awe prevail. You slowly
turn, walk away, continue seeking,
and I remember to breath.
Margaret Bednar, January 23, 2014
May, 2011 I took a trip to Hilton Head and experienced a "close encounter" with a Great Blue Heron. They are naturally very elusive birds, but this one was hanging around the shoreline, seemingly pausing by a few fisherman. I walked by him, maybe 25 feet away, and I still recall the thrill of what I consider a very unnatural encounter.
I enjoy a blog "Vision and Verb" have followed Ginny Hart of In Soul for a long time (exploring the Netherlands and surrounding area), but recently came across a post by Sue entitled "The Elusive Blue Heron", which tickled me no end. I have crab walked, tiptoed, practically slithered upon the ground to get photos of these birds… time and again met with rejection. This past weekend I got a "departure" shot I will have to be satisfied with on my iPhone.
Linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Wednesdays with Peggy - "It's in the Eyes"
This is also linked with Friday Flash 55 - a story (or poem usually in my case) in 55 words - no more, no less! (link up after 8 pm Thursday).