Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Egrets


All types of egrets--I love them & associate them with Chincoteague/Assateague*. Here's a link to Birds of Assateague. That's where the little ponies hang out...you might remember Misty of Chincoteague. The link has some terrific videos of the scenery, birds, & sea. You just haven't lived, I think, unless you see the wild ponies running on the beach. My favorite place on the East Coast, perhaps in the States (outside of a few cities/towns). Unfortunately, it has been invaded by something worse & more obnoxious than kudzu. More on that another day...not in the mood to be sued.

*This barrier island, along with nearby islands and lagoons, is important for migrating birds. It's a World Biosphere Reserve of the United Nations because of its great ecological value.

[real bird photo via Birds of Assateague; girl-egret via
bomehian punk tumblr; coincidentally also the tumblr for today's automatism post (right sidebar)]

5 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love egrets also. We saw several in Wisconsin driving to the flea market last weekend. They are so still when they stand in the water, I always think "Are they real?" There seem to be more here now than before which I think is a very good thing. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Misty of Chincoteague was one of my favorite children's books. My fourth grade teacher read it aloud to us and I begged my parents for a copy of my own...which I got. I passed it down to my nephews. Thanks for the memory. Funny, but I've been thinking about children's books today.

Catherine

Anonymous said...

That girl in the top photo looks anorexic, which is never beautiful.

Giulia said...

To anonymous:

Apparently you did not see (or did not think I would OK your comment) that that no anonymous missives appear on this blog. I'm allowing this one because you (may) have a point.

I'm quite sensitive to the issue you've raised. However, she is quite long-waisted/long-legged of a particular body type. Some of my sisters, cousins (& myself on a shorter level) were perfectly normal & looked similar when young.

Thanks for your point; it's important. But something that important,even on a silly blog such as this, deserves to have a name appended to it. I would think about this particular photo & its inclusion/exclusion more seriously, if you'd done so. Maybe you know something I do not. (Believe me, that's always possible!)

But I thank you for stopping by & leaving a comment.

Susan

Angie Muresan said...

Haha. I love that. Girl-egret.

....I used to be a girl-egret, but that was before kids.