Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Blue Heron called Harry -- Blue Monday

I would like to thank Sally at Smiling Sally for taking the time to host our Blue Mondays.

Be sure and visit Sally and the other participants to see what they are sharing today.

I was playing around with my camera at dusk Sunday evening, and captured two rather whimsical (also known as out of focus) shots of our waterfall in our courtyard.

We have a metal sculpture of a blue heron we call "Harry," who lives in our pond, and I'd like to share these two pictures of Harry enjoying the early evening sights and sounds of the waterfall (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like) ...

Here are a few more pictures of Harry taken earlier in the day ...


And this last one is my lagniappe for "Blue Monday." I love the delicate little trailing blue flowers in this urn arrangement. They're called "Cabana Trailing Blue Bacopa" (I love my little "peace" sign, too) ...

I enjoy participating in Blue Monday, and look forward to seeing what everyone is sharing today. Thank you again, Sally, for being our hostess.

25 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
Harry is adorable! I want one just like him!

Your pond is beautiful...day or night!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love Harry, Janie! He's neat! And what a lovely pond and setting... love your brick as a background. Looks like a mighty peaceful place to sit and ponder. Sounds good to me...

XO,

Sheila

Elizabeth said...

That second one doesn't even seem like a photo with the gorgeous cast of colors you captured!
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Tonja said...

Love these pics! Isn't it amazing what can come out of a camera sometimes? You do a beautiful job with your photography!

Smilingsal said...

Harry is a nice sentry in your back yard. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Lisa said...

I'm in love with Harry! And I love his swanky digs(;

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Henry is a very handsome fellow, love you water scene, very beautiful.
Molly

Becky K. said...

Beautiful post.

Love the flowers!

Knitty said...

I can see why you like Harry! The second photo looks like an oil painting. Great shot.

Deb said...

I love your pond, Harry looks like he enjoys it also

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie, your pictures are wonderful!!

Happy Blue Monday.

Barb

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Harry is beautiful and so is your garden, Janie!

ellen b said...

Oh how very beautiful the lighting was in all these shots. So pretty!!
Happy blue to you Janie!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Janie,
At first glance, I thought 'Harry' was real! Silly me! Your garden is glorious and the colours simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing and Happy Blue Monday!

Blessings,
Sandi

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a nice water feature to have in your yard. Harry makes a very decorative addition.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I'll bet your spend a lot of time enjoying that water feature. Harry must be wonderful company :0)
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Cathy said...

Your garden is beautiful and Harry is a wonderful addition!!! What a fantastic spring post!!!

Have a wonderful Blue Monday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Kathleen said...

Beautiful gardens..Harry's cute too!

ForeverMe said...

Hi Janie! Long time, I know!! I stopped by tonight and just had to peek at your page. I almost didn't recognize it because it's been so long since I've been here! I really need to tweak my pages too if I ever get the time again! I love "Harry"! The pictures are beautiful! Don't you just love this time of year in your garden? It's the best time ever for me and such good therapy! I have little angels and herons in my garden too! I'll try to write more again soon! Linda

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Harry is certainly a "blue, one of a kind". I love your pond - you landscape is fabulous! :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

Janie,

You have such a spectacular pond and waterfall. I could spend A LOT of time out there!! Henry is so very regal! We have Blue Heron's at the lake. It is so amazing to watch them strut with those long, thin legs. We get more & more each year. Henry looks very real!

Happy Blue Monday! :-D

xoxo
Jane

xinex said...

What a handsome Harry and your pond is fabulous!...Christine

Chari said...

Hi Janie...

This is my very first time to your blog...what a delight! I came over from Diane's to see your 2nd time around treasures! Just had to take a peek at some of your posts!

Ohhh my...your Harry is quite the handsome Heron! hehe! Your pond is absolutely gorgeous...with all of the beautiful flowers!!! I think this might just be the place that you would find me...on a sweet summer's eve...iced tea and book in hand!!!

Your photos are lovely...really enjoying them!!! Thank you for sharing your pond with us...

Warmest wishes,
Chari

RobinfromCA said...

I love Harry! And I really wish our courtyard looked like yours! Beautiful photos and what a stunning header!

Robin