Blue Heron by Gary Dorland

signed and sealed
the heron closed the deal
fished out and framed
the afternoon delivers
sun and water reflections
of a wilder life
witness of a quieter day
shot through with lavender and blues
feathered and crested in the music
of guitars and mandolins
echoing across the still water

*** we attended an Earth Day celebration organized by friends at Roots 86 Salon south of Branson, MO today. And I won a beautiful photograph of a blue heron by Gary Dorland in the silent auction. All the benefits went to the Audubon Society in Joplin. It was a beautiful day and a great success. And I am thrilled with my blue heron!