May 05 2009

Close Encounters

Published by at 1:05 pm under animals,sketchbook

I believe I’ve mentioned that Mount Auburn Cemetery is awesome, and that I love to draw there. And that there’s a great blue heron. Alison’s parents were in town last weekend, and we made a visit to Mt Auburn for some spring scenery.

Mt Auburn Sketch by Gareth Hinds Mt Auburn Sketch by Gareth Hinds

So as I was sitting by the Halcion Pond, the heron showed up. He was walking slowly and methodically around the edge of the pond, occasionally darting his head down to catch a small fish — completely unconcerned by me sitting on the bank or the crowd of photographers with giant lenses who were following him around. He walked right in front of me, about 6-8 feet away.

Great Blue Heron in Mt Auburn Sketch by Gareth Hinds

Great Blue Heron in Mt Auburn Sketch by Gareth Hinds

Great Blue Heron in Mt Auburn Sketch by Gareth Hinds

Great Blue Heron in Mt Auburn Sketch by Gareth Hinds

Alison got this shot from the other side of the pond:

Me and the heron

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One Response to “Close Encounters”

  1. Turilon 11 May 2009 at 10:57 am

    Oh boy Turil is dragging you through her Blog Muck again….
    http://turil.livejournal.com/248958.html

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