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Heron Celebration With Bonuses

Statuary from a local yard sale celebrates the recent surprising visit of a Great Blue Heron to our Zen garden.

A few weeks ago, a Great Blue Heron graced our Zen garden for a few moments before flying into the nearby woods. We began hunting for a heron statue to commemorate that event.
Serendipitously, a friend spied a pair of small heron statues at a yard sale shortly after the extraordinary visit.
In pride of place, the first heron now stands patiently in the “reeds” of the white stone river .
The second heron found a home in the zinnia garden.
As another bonus, a pair of wandering ducks was also found at the sale.
They are energetic and curious.
We never know where the ducks will wander. Hurrah for yard sales!

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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7 Comments

  1. What great additions to your garden!

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    1. I was one of those amazing moments to see a Great Blue in our garden! We live on the edge of a woods, but certainly on a suburban road. Such a beautiful sight-we had to honor it!
      -Julie

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  2. H.J. for avian101 September 9, 2021 at 7:06 PM

    I see that you are having a great deal fun, with birds in your beautiful backyard, Julie. I love it! At least you don’t have to feed them… like me! 🙂

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    1. I am having fun, H.J. The herons stay in place, but the “ducks on the move” entertain the neighborhood. 🙂
      Julie

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  3. Hurray for yard sales is right! What great finds. Also, beautiful gardens.

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    1. Thanks! Three dollars for each statue–quite a good price! 😉

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