Mr Heron

The early morning dull weather fitted my grey mood. I was mulling over some negative comments (about me) from others that do not know me.

The weather perked up after lunch with a sudden heavy downpour illuminated by the sun through the clouds. When this happens the world suddenly becomes vivid and I enjoyed seeing how the light illuminated my garden.

After the rain had passed by the sun put its hat on leading me to seize my opportunity to go for a brief walk. As I left my house I wasn’t sure which direction I would take when I came to the crossroads where a decision had to me made.

My spur of the moment choice of pathway led to me seeing the Heron that had been missing from my most recent (before lock-down) walks. I was delighted to have the rare privilege to get quite close to him :-)

Mr Heron

18 Comments CherryPie on Apr 29th 2020

18 Responses to “He’s Back”

  1. Chrysalis says:

    By Harry, Prince Harry the Heron is back! Aw, so glad you saw him today. Goodbye grey mood, hello grey heron? :)

  2. Andrew says:

    Lovely fresh greenery in the images in your recent posts. May springtime soon return to your mood. Best comment a pal ever consoled me with was the simple: “Life’s too short to worry about what other people think about you.”

  3. Life happily resumes after the pandemic and after winter :)
    The heron is a very welcome sign.

    • Chrysalis says:

      Agreed, historically a sign of good luck in any culture :)

      I’ve read where they symbolize tranquility, patience, self-truth, and determination in most any culture/faith, and I found this little excerpt today as well :)

      “Once you have a good grasp of your true self, Heron challenges you to take the next step. Prepare to walk to the beat of your figurative drummer. You can love your peers and appreciate their company while also staying on track. Being a little unconventional and individualistic is ok. This personal transformation doesn’t lock people out. Your family and friends still find comfort and acceptance in your company.”


      • CherryPie says:

        I have not heard about the Heron being herald of better times ahead. I need to research that :-)

        • Chrysalis says:

          I first heard that after reading a book called “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. In Ojibwe (Native American tribe) legend, the heron is always a symbol of good fortune, but especially if it’s your totem/spiritual (and the heron did bring the protagonist good luck/fortune).

          For whatever it’s worth, the site I quoted was (try not laugh) was this one –

          Okay, it’s cheesy, but it does mention that Egyptians (as we know from hieroglyphs), Greeks, Christians, Norse, and Native Americans all associate the heron with bringing good luck and/or being associated with the divine, putting them in their artwork :)

          I haven’t had a chance to research that from more reputable sources yet, but being that I’ve seen heron symbolism in some of this ancient artwork, I’d agree it’s at least considered a spiritual animal in many cultures, though I’m not sure the meaning is as the above site says – however, generally positive spiritual connotation, it would seem :)

          Just read your suggestion for a video watch in the below thread, I’ll take a look here in a bit, currently watching The Last Kingdom with Mark while I type this (so forgive any multitasking typos lol.)

          True, without having watched it, from what I’ve read recently, a vaccine won’t be here as quickly as we hoped, but definitely before a cure, as we are unable to cure most viruses (with the exception of hepatitis C) anyway, just reduce the viral load. Not sure the first version would be the best anyway, first is not always best ;)

          I’m also following these plasma immunotherapies they have done locally, by our local university and then a local private hospital. A doctor in the same practice as my PCP claims plasma donation therapy from a former COVID-19 patient saved his life, after he contracted it himself. Dr. Foxx was on a ventilator from COVID-19 for almost a month, but has now recovered. The local university and hospitals have since applied for further clinical trials and/or FDA to approval.

          Regardless, we’ll keep our heron hope on – and I promise I’ll stop barraging your comments section after this lol.

          Glad to see your grey mood is lifting – an online pile-on situation is designed to make you doubt yourself. I remember the first time it happened to me, it messes with you for a while – I think because of the sheer number of people who hop on make you wonder if all these people can see something about yourself that you can’t/didn’t know. But actually, it’s exactly as you said – they don’t know you – and people are sheep, they follow the loudest mouths.

          After examining what was said for truth, once you’re sure what’s self-truth, throw the rest in the trash, evict it from renting any more space in your mind – the reasons they said these things actually have nothing to do with you, and more likely had to do with truth you said that they don’t want to admit ;)

          Don’t continue the unkindness on yourself that others inflicted – you know you’d never be that unkind to someone else as they were to you, so why be that unkind to you?

          Love you – going back to quiet mode now xo :)

    • CherryPie says:

      I think we will have to wait just a little long for life to return to more normal times.

  4. Lovely photos of the heron. It is always a privilege to get close to one! The pavements round here look busy so I am still confining myself to my garden!

    • CherryPie says:

      I know what you mean about busy pavements. It rained so I was sure I would be relatively safe.

      The paths were virtually empty (as they used to be) and the people who were walking along them were quite diligent with social distancing.

  5. lisl says:

    Good to see your old friend, the Heron, again. It certainly is much safer waking in the rain these days

    • CherryPie says:

      Lots of people in my local area (not my neighbours) are not respecting social distancing. The non social distancing people are unlikely to go for a walk in the rain. So yes walking when the sun has not come out to play is the safest option at the moment.

  6. shabana says:

    i am sorry for the low mood carved by some silly comments dear friend!

    Lord was generous to bless you wit weather that cherished your inner world and enlightened it with such soothing glory :) ))

    your path chosen for walk is captivating and breathtakingly beautiful ,how after rain things wear fresher look to sooth our soul is astonishing
    this is how lord reveal himself for them who want to see him indeed
    stay well and happy dear friend !

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes our Lord was showing his presence and looking after me. I was amazed at how close the heron let me get to him. It is a special moment that I will cherish :-)

  7. Wonderful shots, CP. I can never get that close – they take off, with amazing grace and bank through the air like some great vintage bomber; beautiful to watch. As for the other, my dad always used to tell me, “Nil illeitimus carborandum.” :-)

    • CherryPie says:

      Being so close to a heron was a first for me. It was a special moment.

      The comments made me momentarily doubt myself. A walk and a grey heron soon sorted that out :-)