Tuesday, May 8, 2012

No matter what you say

 Some might say I'm a bit scrawny 

 or that my nose is too long


 or my neck too thin


 others may comment that my breast is too small


 or my legs too knobby

 and I suppose sometimes my walk may be a bit odd

 I imagine I could let all that talk

 put me a bit

off balance

 But then ... 
what does it matter
what others think

it only matters
what I 
believe 
 to be 
true
I am the Great Blue Heron
soaring
soaring
soaring
beyond all earthly matters.

~ ~ ~
Oh yeh!
Free to be .... me! 

~~~

Later, my friends,

~sharing with ~

58 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

great post! all the way thru!

Sandra said...

i love the LEG shot.. and i love to watch these guys swallow a fish that is bigger than their necks. great shots and i like the underside of the last one

HansHB said...

Great serie, - lovely shots!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great series and a very good portrait!!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it! And I do SO relate!! I think we might be kin!! Terrific series as always, Reena!! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Daniel LaFrance said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your post. You provided the one stage show with a brilliant character.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Isn't it strange how awkward the look, yet they can seem so elegant?

grammie g said...

Hi Reena...I love this post...your ode to the Blue Heron is just great..your words and photo's "awesome" ; }
Grace

Ivanhoe said...

Yes you are! And you are very pretty no matter what other people (or birds) say :)
Have a great Tuesday, Reena!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Oh yes! Love this post.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...what a lovely uplifting post...and some great pics too...lovely textures on the heron...

Country Girl said...

Oh, my stars! This series of heron images is incredible, Reena. Love!

Madi and Mom said...

OH REENA you are just so full of the most wonderful surprises. What beautiful words to go with the pictures. Gosh this is GREAT and should be in a book or at least have a patent!! LOL
Hugs C

Patricia said...

These photos are beyond special. I love that you share such beauty with us. Take care.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jaclyn Sisk @ A Damsel In Flannel said...

Gorgeous!!! So beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bob Bushell said...

A good walk around the pier, a excellent narritive and great photos of the Heron.

My Journey With Candida said...

It doesn't matter squat what others say. Those are beautiful birds.

Andrew said...

A wonderful post... a big smile on my face as I type.
A great set of images.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I love how you said that.... wonderful! Free to be me, just as I am!

Cheryl said...

My favorite birds of all. Gorgeous shots.

Snapper II said...

I know all these things to be true.
But when I spred My wings I am BEAUTIFUL, I am free.

Great post.

Ginny said...

Wonderful pictures, how on earth do you get these birds to post for you?

mick said...

A great series and your commentary fits perfectly.

Betty Manousos said...

brilliant post, reena!

Lois Evensen said...

And, he appears to be smiling. :)

Pat said...

This is just beautiful, Reena!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Reena, I really enjoyed your GB Heron post. The photos are great too.

Steve said...

Awesome capture and processing Reena!!

Michaele said...

With a name like that one cannot have low self esteem now can they? Perfect post Reena. Love coming to your blog!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

That third shot from the top is awesome; such an unusual angle. Their necks always remind me of that pipe under my bathroom sink. Cute post!

bill lisleman said...

You are just going give herons even a bigger ego now. Uppity birds they are. Penguins don't go flying, swooping, strutting around like those herons. Oh give me the penguins instead.
nice pics though - how much fish did you need to give him?

Linda R said...

Love this. I wish I had that confidence... I guess that is the lesson here. :)

Gillian Olson said...

Brilliant shots, wonderful, wonderful, oh did I mention wonderful!

NatureStop said...

Great shots..just loved each and every one!Have a great day.

Shantana

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Monica said...

Hihi,- wonderful text to these beautiful photos of the Heron. Very well done!
:)

Kathy said...

Love it.

Margie said...

Awesome post Reena! Love everything about it!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great shots and wonderful words to go along with them!

Daryl Edelstein said...

do you hear the applause? what a fabulous post!

islandwonder said...

So nice! Love it.

CherryPie said...

A gorgeous great blue heron.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Sensational!!!

dona said...

Ahahah! :D Great, I absolutely agree with him!

Springman said...

Now that...is a great post, brilliantly conceived! Fantastic message too!
;-)WBW!

Nancy said...

You've made me feel so much better about my knobby knees. :)

Debbie said...

what a great, feel good post. i adore the message!!

Amish Stories said...

Very nice words to go along with great image's. Richard

Kamana said...

loved this. love herons. so grcaeful

LadyFi said...

It's beautiful!

Rohrerbot said...

Excellent closeups!!!! Wonderful!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

It's almost as if he posed for every shot you took... what a great post!

Catherine said...

It looks like all the pieces put together work perfectly!
xo Catherine

GailO said...

Love it Love it Love it!!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos
Great words
Fantastic post!

Jean said...

Major outstanding detail shots of a super cool bird. I have shared your post.

beth said...

wow wow wow.....you and your birds. i officially consider you the bird whisperer !!!