I have several varieties of Japanese anemones in my Canadian garden and I love that they bloom at the end of summer when so many of my perennials have faded. I have heard Japanese anemones can take over a garden, but here in East Gwillimbury my Japanese anemones are well behaved...so far.
And now I'd like to introduce you to La Principessa Errante (Italian for the Wandering Princess), a blogger from the great city of San Francisco. If you are interested in art or in architecture, your will LOVE her blog as much as I do. La Principessa Errante finds beauty in many places you might not venture to see yourself. There's so much to see through her lens!
This weeks challenge: Match a photo from your town with one of your favourite quotes
I guess I like this quote because too many people like to take credit for what they've accomplished without giving credit to all that has happened before that made it possible for them to accomplish what they've done.
The heron and its shadow are stalking tasty treats in shallow water. The shadow leads the way.
Great Blue Heron and shadow facing right
Hmmm. Nothing that way, so the hungry heron turns around. The famished shadow follows silently. Neither the heron nor the shadow can see through the thick pea-green floating weeds. So both move slowly, listening for sounds, feeling vibrations.
Great Blue Heron and shadow facing left again
OOPS! You missed it! Notice the dirty beak. The heron just caught and swallowed a yummy sunfish. Doesn't the shadow look totally satisfied?
If, like me, you are fascinated by shadows, visit Hey Harriet's SHADOW SHOTS