Flora and Fauna Friday plus June tanka

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And now, for the grand finale, a video of a Great Blue Heron hunting that I took yesterday.  I should have kept the conversation my mom and I were having during the filming, but I added a soundtrack to it instead.

Long legs step tall grass as
neck keeps time with the breeze,
while happy fish jump;
yellow spear lightning strikes prey —
beyond, wiggling silver slides.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice! Your garden is flourishing beautifully! And the heron is a very patient hunter! 🌞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Lisa!

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  2. Rick Matz says:

    Terrific pictures!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Rick 🙂

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  3. I love your soundtrack with the video Lisa! love Blue Herons!! 💖💖

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cindy, thank you. I liked how the music and the video went together also ❤

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      1. You’re so welcome Lisa! It was awesome !💖

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  4. Sadje says:

    Lovely pics Li. The garden shows your love.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you very much. If I could get my grass cut I’d be a happy camper. The first guy I called never called me back. The second one wanted to charge me double because it’s so tall. By the time I get my mower back, it will be uncuttable. I was actually researching scythes today!

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      1. Sadje says:

        Scythe is a difficult option! Perhaps a neighborhood young man/ girl can do it?

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  5. SelmaMartin says:

    Lovely garden. So dwarf lilacs have that lovely scent? My lilac tree up and withered on me. Looking for a replacement.
    Dwarf lilac sounds great.
    Happy gardening. Thanks for the post. Xoxo

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Selma, yes they do! It takes them a few years to get establish but once they do, they are fine. I’ve seen people plant them in a small circle and it looks really neat when they bloom. Glad you liked the post. You’re welcome 🙂

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  6. memadtwo says:

    What a wonderful capture! And you and your garden both look happy. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe 🙂

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  7. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I didn’t know sage looked that good…that is really cool looking…also liked the dwarf lilac.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’d never seen sage bloom before and was pleasantly surprised. Also surprised at how well the lilacs did this year. A lot of rain in early spring really helped.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Beautiful bloom…I thought it was a flower mixed in or something.

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  8. rothpoetry says:

    A beautiful post Lisa! Springtime has finally arrived in MI. Love your Tanka!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Dwight, thank you very much. Yes it has 🙂

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        You are welcome!

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  9. Priti says:

    You have an excellent garden looking beautiful! Thanks for sharing with nice video.🥰💐

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you enjoyed the garden, Priti, thank you. My pleasure.

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      1. Priti says:

        You are welcome stay blessed 🤗🥰

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  10. Bridgette says:

    I love all of this!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Great! So glad you did 🙂

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