Saturday, August 9, 2014

Important Mission



I had never been to the Japanese Garden when the crepe myrtles were blooming.
(Probably because it's always too blooming hot.)
This year I was determined to visit and I made it.
Camera, water bottle and fan in hand.


Crepe Myrtle

It was worth the visit.
I almost always see a whistling duck or two and a yellow-crowned night heron.
Not this time.

This time it was the elegant great white heron.
All of a sudden -- there he was.

White Heron


White Egret

I walked around the water fall and tried not to disturb him.
He was there on an important mission.


Fishing

Dinner!

Wishing YOU well and much joy.

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35 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

What a magnificent visit! Such sights!

Lynne said...

WOW . . . what a catch . . . literally and pictorially!
Brautiful crepe myrtle too . . .

Rajesh said...

Beautiful Japanese garden. That last shot perfect.

Phil Slade said...

Goodness, what a fish. I wonder of that heron went for a sleep after such a huge meal? I would.

carol l mckenna said...

Absolutely beautiful and divine photography ~ glad you made it there ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

sandyland said...

favorite bird today

Janet said...

Gorgeous photos! I love how the flowers drape down over the water. I'd say your visit was worth the wait.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Spectacular. It was worth a bit of heat. xox

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely stunning images!! If you'd like, consider stopping by today and adding your link to this post for my birding photo meme...
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Sylvia said...

BEAUTIFUL! How great to get a photo of the White Heron.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful bird and what a dinner he caught!

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots! The fan sounds a very clever idea. I have a hard time with humidity but I love to walk around gardens in the summer time, until I can't take the heat any longer or have gone through my water supply. The photo of your fisher bird is impressive. Have a great weekend :)

Margaret Adamson said...

What beautiful surroundings the white heron is fishing at

eileeninmd said...

The Crepe Myrtle is gorgeous.. And I love the beautiful heron, what a catch! Wonderful photos! Thank you for linking up to my critter party, enjoy your weekend!

jinxxxygirl said...

Gosh i think that white heron posed for you!!! :) hugs! deb

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your shots are just exquisite! :)

orchid Miyako said...

I'm glad you have Japanese garden close to you♡♡♡ What an important mission and great capture of beautiful white heron:-) I love the scene heron with crepe myrtles.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a beautiful Japanese Garden and what a special blessing to see that heron! Well, maybe not a blessing for the fish.

janiceadcock said...

Lovely!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Good that you were in the right spot at the right time. That's a pretty big dinner!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a beautiful spot Snap.
Lucky you getting so close to the Great White Heron - lovely pics.
I've only ever seen grey herons here.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Shane

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW!!!!

Katarina said...

Such lovely, beautiful shots! It must have been a real treat visiting that garden - even though it was hot.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I've seen a great white heron before....thanks for sharing this!
The crepe myrtle looks beautiful.

Happy Sunday!
Ruby

Al said...

What a beautiful garden, and lovely photos.

Susan (ABON) said...

Beautiful photos, especially of the great white heron.

Christian Weiß said...

Great garden, bird and wonderful photos.

bettyl-NZ said...

Lovely sights! That heron is just awesome.

Michelle said...

Just beautiful!

Lina Gustina said...

Great place to visit indeed. Enjoying your shots.
Thanks for stopping by.
1sthappyfamily.com

Icy BC said...

Great shots! He caught a fish and you caught him with your camera :)

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely photos, and a surprise! Wow, so neat!

Deanna

Sallie Rainville said...

It looks as if you could be in Japan ( at least as I imagine it). Beautiful!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

NICE! Gorgeous captures. I am glad you braved the heat; thank you!

Barb said...

What fabulous photos at the Garden! (I take it it's hot there?) The Heron and the myrtle together - couldn't be better.