Last night was apparently a marvellous night for a full moon dance. It rose within my line of sight from the kitchen and I couldn’t resist going out to capture some of the cloud movement around the light.
As a teetered on a garden seat to get the best shot, our resident night herons were sounding their departure ‘quoks’ to each other. Decision communicated, they disappeared quickly across the moon sky towards the bay. In the dark, night herons are particularly camera shy.
I noticed the tendrils on the passionfruit vine this morning. You can tell it was early in the morning as everything was still a bit blurry!
Notice how the new tendrils reach out, yet still have the need to hang on to something.
A year ago we were in Vancouver taking a crisp cold afternoon walk through the Lost Lagoon Wetland in Stanley Park. A Great Blue Heron posed with a dignified (or perhaps cautious) stillness as I took a photograph.
A few weeks ago, I made this sketch from that photo. This morning, I was playing with FX Pro and decided that the heron looked quite fine in this Stencil Poster Blue effect.
The Stanley Park Ecology Society has information about these magnificently plumed birds and their nesting and migratory rituals.