Wednesday, November 7, 2007

A thankful heart

I spotted this large white heron, the Great Egret, during a walk in the park with a friend. It was a sunny Saturday morning, a perfect time to just enjoy nature, chat and take pictures. I believe this bird is found across much of the world but I felt it was worth sharing with you.

As Thanksgiving approaches I want to give thanks for being given so much each day. A simple walk reveals so many wonderful things. It is a time to smile, look around and appreciate the things that we have.

Kelli is hosting a Thanksgiving event called "Giving thanks" with prizes! She'll be sharing decorating ideas, crafts, poems, prayers, games, table settings, activities for children and a daily cleaning schedule (with before and after pictures). If you would like to join, please go here for all the details, including pictures of the giveaway prizes!

So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Ge 1:21

21 comments:

~Java Mama~ said...

Isn't he a beautiful creature! I always enjoy watching them.

Connie Peterson said...

I love egrets! We have smaller ones here. What beautiful pictures!!

Connie said...

You always make me appreciate the simple things. I have seen that bird in St. Louis but your photo is just gorgeous.

Hugs,
Connie

al said...

Very nice blog. I put a link im my own.

Sonia said...

Lindas as fotos, Cris! Acho muito difícil fotografar pássaros! Você está de parabéns!

diyadear said...

hi cris,
how r u??? nice pic of the bird.. thanksgiving n christmas r around the corner. im sure u'll soon get busy baking cakes n cookies.. enjoy!!

Moi said...

i too love the heron, white or blue..it always give me joy to behold them.......thanks for sharing Kelli's link with us...i shall check it out..and have a great week ahead..:)

Kelli said...

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful post about being thankful too!
Hugs,
Kelli

guild_rez said...

Cris, what wonderful bird and a beautiful picture..
cheers Gisela

Luna said...

This is a wonderful bird.We also have herons here in Germany. They are grey herons.
Thank you for sharing the link.
Nice to read your blog again.

Liebe Grüße
Stefanie

Janne said...

Aren't they beautiful birds? We have one that lives in the pond behind our house and I love to watch him.

a-xpressions said...

Bird watching is one of my fvt hobbies..! I luv watching egret..thanks for sharing this beautiful shot here...:)
and Happy Thanksgiving to you too Cris! Hope we'll get to see that festival pictures soon.

yes, I am going to check 'kelli's link now...:)

Paula said...

What a great picture once again. He reminds me of our Blue Heron's here on the Oregon Coast.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Kerri said...

He's a beautiful bird and your close-up is awesome!
Can you believe how quickly Thanksgiving is coming? Seems like November is racing by.
I hope you have a truly wonderful time with your family and that work is a little more relaxed for you now.
There is indeed much to be thankful for :)

Susie said...

What a beautiful bird Cris. Your photos are always outstanding. Wishing your family the blessings of this season!
xo

guild_rez said...

Cris,
Thanksgiving in Brazil:
Are you celebrating this big event at the same day as our American friends??
What will you be serving for dinner on Thanksgiving?? As you know the Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated earlier. I made grilled Canadian Wild Salmon with rice and mixed vegetables. Soup, was a Consommé with herbs, for dessert I served pears poached in red wine and a mixed French cheese plate.
cheers Gisela

Ash said...

So beautiful!

Kerri said...

What a great shot of the heron. We have them here, though maybe not quite as large. Wonderful shot! We are indeed blessed to see God's handiwork!

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

Hi this is a fantistic phot I love it in every way!

We have been away to paris so therefore I was gone a litte while but I am back!

Please be welcome to visit my blog, we have been to PARIS and I showa lot of hugh collages ( many photo's)of musea's we have visited there, and also a slide-show of the food in France, be welcome I hope you enjoy the photo's .

Greetings from JoAnn :)

Deana said...

I know you must be very busy! I hope you are well and I was just checking in!

Cris said...

Thank you all for visiting, I appreciate you coming here, sorry I haven't been around much...