Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Heaven on earth

Little Blue Heron

For Rauf, who might or might not get to heaven ;-)

"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."

- Emily Dickinson

21 comments:

freefalling said...

Ehhhh.... you're just showing off!!

Kate said...

The pink blooms are vivid and a wonderful contrast to the rest of the photo.

Rauf said...

i asked my mom where do all the animals go when they die
she said nowhere, only humans go to heaven and hell
that is when i decided to become a monkey.
i am getting there.
Besides, there would be no concerts in heaven
all my favourites would be burning and singing in hell.
You have been giving me a peek into heaven every day, i am happy with that
Thankee sweet Izzidees.

Annie said...

What a marvelous sentiment Emily had about birds.

Rambling Round said...

Emily sure did have a way with words, didn't she? Concise and full of meaning! Beautiful photo.

Olivier said...

Superbe, en effet un moment de paradis terrestre. ta photo est tres poetique, bravo


Superb, indeed a terrestrial moment of paradise. your photograph is very poetic, cheer

R&R in The Netherlands said...

I keep enlarging the photo, wondering what kind of heron this is and is it actually real? And the Dickinson quote is perfection.

Peter said...

This is really heavenly! The colours are so specific and it make a perfect "tableau"!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Isabella,
What a fantastic view this is!!!
I love it very very much, just like a "fairy-tail" ( did I spellthe word right?)

Thaks for visiting me log Ilove yours also, I visited RAUF's blog to see to whom you might/or not is going to heaven... I hope it for a good reason? If not... I hope Rauf is going to heaven anayway! :)

With love from JoAnn :)

ruth said...

Not only is your theme appropriate for rauf, but the photo is too, it could be one of his from the jungle.

You in the tropics get some beautiful flora and fauna, but you also get the heat and humidity, which is more than I can handle, I'm afraid.

Jilly said...

Just beautiful. You and Emily got it right.

Sonia said...

Wonderful photo, Isabella!

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Isabella,
I Just wanna say that I am so GLAD :) that the litlle doggy is adopted by you, I misunderstood, your blogs are great so I even added 2 of them (Prague also).

btw I added your vote also on the list, so even when the post was lost,you were NOT to late, you liked 1 the most I understood that right? :) if not, just let me know :)

Bye have a good day :) JoAnn
( I love your frontname!)

Frank said...

Great shot! So just how do you prepare the bird for dinner? I do not see a recipe and am wondering whether I should bring just wine or wine with cranberry sauce?
Was Rauf invited too?

Olivier said...

j'espere que tu as bien revise tes fables de la fontaine ;o)

Nikon said...

Beautiful shot, Isabella - everything is perfect!

oldmanlincoln said...

That heron looks perfectly content.

If you have not seen a tomato horn worm lately, complete with cocoons of predator wasps aboard, then take a look if you have time.

Jules said...

These birds are so graceful and regal. Beautiful colours in the photo and the water looks surreal!!!

Gwen said...

Hi Isabella,

Your blue heron photo has a nice composition with the florals, and water and reflections..coincidence that we both photographed the same bird in the same week!

JAM said...

That's a really nice shot. He's trying to outpose the flowers it looks to me.

jessica said...

gorgeous photo.