Determined Soul by Pamela Phelps

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox
And not a more determined soul will you find than the Great Blue Heron. This is Lyrah, one of a pair on the small pond near my home. Lyrah insists on sharing her lunch frequently with me.She has brought snakes, frogs, and many fish to my lap as I sit watching her. Today she dropped this fish in my lap…created quite the commotion as my dog saw it squirming around. I walked it back to the shore with Lyrah and threw it for her to eat! Photographed in Greenfield Park, New York, USA

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 4 years ago

    That is so awesome!!

  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks kindly!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 4 years ago

    I would love to watch you unseen with these amazing birds but don’t think I could ever get away with it.

  • If you sat on the bank with me you would see, they would allow it I am sure!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • artfulvistas
    artfulvistasalmost 4 years ago

    You are so lucky to be so close to these creatures, lovely!

  • I am indeed fortunate, I spend my summers in the muck with them!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 4 years ago

    what a great shot and capture,, this rules,, peace and love linmarie

  • Thanks my sister…I will introduce you this summer!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 4 years ago

    great work Pamela!!

  • Thanks Charmiene!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 4 years ago

    Super fantastic Image and great story, Love both.

  • Thanks, they are all back this year!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosalmost 4 years ago

    This is fantastic,gorgeous image!

  • Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • Oh Kathy, I know you will understand, they are all back where they were four years ago! The rookery is filling nicely!

    – Pamela Phelps

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