Friday, May 6, 2011


"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love ... and then we return home."
~Australian Aboriginal Proverb

I've seen Cattle Egrets before, but none have ever visited my yard before. Their stay was short, but I loved watching them until they left for their next destination.

Coming in for a landing.

Strutting around the yard. Such pretty coloring.

Checking out the landscape.

On to the next place. Sometimes I wish I had the freedom to flit from one place to another without the worry of travel plans, without packing a bag, just taking wing when the urge came upon me.


  1. And I sometimes wish I could wriggle my nose as in 'Bewitched'! Lovely visitors!

  2. I always have to stop and think about how their legs differentiate egrets from herons. I loved having any kind of bird in the yard, usually it was too windy so only mockingbirds would show up, or grackles, lots of grackles. Do you see red winged blackbirds much?

  3. Paula: Yup. They come to the bird feeder. See today's post.


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