Yesterday there was a -3.0 foot tide at 12:47 and it was perfect for a beach walk. My daughter is home from college for a few days and an old friend came up from Portland. We headed along North Beach. I had my camera zoomed all the way out and was trying to photograph a crow right along the water line. I got kelp and rocks and water and blues and purples instead. It was a gorgeous day.
heron pair and not
a hippo, knotted eyes peer
northwest water log
for heeding haiku on the beach
Here is a Ruddy Duck, in the midst of a display. There were two males, with the fabulous blue beaks, and two more subtle females. This male was pursuing one of the females. She kept escaping and went near the other male and female. Safety first.
Ok, so maybe the tree in tilt is always like that. Still, would you stand on the end? No hands…only feet and wings.
I love the great blue herons on the tops of trees: they look so comfortable even when the top is leaning way way over… I am no where near as comfortable in a tree! And think of being the size of a great blue heron and landing on that tree! I have been watching them locally more and more. They look unlikely and peculiar to me landing in trees, but it’s me that is uncomfortable, not them. They trust the trees and land with confidence.