|Artist's Altar with Feather|
At the perch, we found what I came for ~ three feathers, two down and one wing in steely blue-gray. Great additions to the shield.
Here's what Ted Andrews has to say about Heron ~
" . . . When it feeds, it stands in the water, reflecting a connection to the earth ~ while implying the exploration of other dimensions on the earth (water element). It is important for anyone with a heron totem to explore various activities and dimensions of earth life. On the surface, this may seem a form of dabbling, but those with heron totems are wonderfully successful at being the traditional "jack of all trades."
This ability enables them to follow their own path. Most people will never be able to live the way heron people do. It is not a structured way, and does not seem to have a stability and security to it. It is, though, just a matter of perspective. There is security in heron medicine, for it gives the ability to do a variety of tasks. If one way doesn't work, then another will. This, heron people seem to inherently know."
I've been courting Great Blue Heron all summer. Looking for hir at the pond when we drive by, scanning the western and northern shore as we bob or catching sight of hir flying overhead on the way to any one of the watery places around here. It was great to have my attentiveness and small adventuresome spirit rewarded by three simple feathers.
|Crystal and Bodhi enjoying the shore.|
|The heron's perch.|
In other small news: Fidget is recovering from a visit to the vet's. Not my favorite option, but something had to be done as he was looking pretty poorly and I'm not keen on killing a being we've named. Thanks to surgical procedures I won't go into and antibiotics, he seems in fine fettle enough to crow. Always a good, if not annoying, sign that things are on the mend.
And I've signed on for the blogalong with Effy to be found here. Getting the button has proven more of a hassle than bargained for, but I'll find a way to do it soon enough.
|Link to here.|