Zen of Rocky


SWAMP SIGHTINGS Across the street from my house is a swamp, the same swamp where the Winter Spirit pictures were taken. The swamp is a site of endless fascination and wonder. In the winter, its landscape is serene while still offering the playful sights of winter birds. In the spring, the progression of new life and associated colors offer a marked contrast to the whites and grays of winter.

A favorite visitor to the swamp is the Blue Heron, a majestic being whose meditative poses capture one’s attention. In flight, the heron’s vocalization and flight pattern adds to its unique calling card, and the observer always hopes that the heron will land in sight and begin its meditative pose anew. From flight to landing to meditative pose, the Blue Heron is a wondrous sight to behold in the swamp.