Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Finds, Winged Style: Great Blue Heron

I'm still marveling over the newest member of the Neighborhood Watch in my parents' community. After taking my mom out for an early birthday dinner, we drove by a small figure perched near the end of a driveway. At first, I thought someone had moved a lawn ornament to mow their grass and forgotten to put it back. So I implored my Ogre to turn around, and he crept the Charger slowly forward.

I've seen herons, but never this close up and so far from water - the nearest pond is a few miles away. I usually carry a camera now, thanks to Wordless Wednesday, so I captured a few photographs. He blinked once or twice, but seemed unruffled by the flash. That may have been because he was sleeping, but I prefer to daydream he was highly trained as a sentinel, like the Queen's Royal Guard.

Today I waded through Etsy in search of his kin. These unique birds certainly have inspired many lovely handmade creations.

Great Blue Heron Finds on Etsy
1. The Blue Heron Cotton and Burlap Pillow Cover by JolieMarche

2. Blue Heron, Antique Picture Button Necklace by Timeless Trinkets

3. Tiny Silver Heron Pendant by just plain simple

4. Great Blue Heron Sterling Silver Brooch by Bob's Whiskers

11 comments :

  1. It's great that you were able to get some photos! The heron finds are just beautiful!

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  2. They are so sleek and elegant! That pillow is beautiful!!

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  3. I love blue herons... they are so regal! You got a great photo and cool finds on Etsy!

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  4. We have Herons that frequent our farm pond. They always remind me of pterodactyls when they fly from one side of the highway to the other.

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  5. I am following you back from Hop Along Friday and liking you on facebook too. I love Etsy. I have a shop on there, but I think I buy as much as I sell:) Have a great weekend.

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  6. We have Herons that live near by, they are so graceful and beautiful.
    I am a new follower from Tara's Weekend Blog Hop.
    I have a blog about living organic and eco-friendly, I hope you will stop by!
    http://anyasgreenbaby.blogspot.com/
    Anya

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  7. I love yuor art! Thank yuo fr adding to my blog, i am so hapy to do the trrn :)

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  8. Thanks for posting the Heron photo. That must've been amazing to see! Very cool finds--great tie-in.

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  9. Wow, your Heron looks like he has a cloak wrapped around his shoulders.
    Very cool. Thanks.

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  10. Thank you for featuring my necklace. Your picture of the real bird is awesome!

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