Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Great Blue Heron and a Warbler Card

It was another typical, for this year, summer day today. Hot while in the sun but cold when the sun went behind a cloud and the wind picked up. We had our blue jean shirts on and off all afternoon depending on where we were in the park. Yup, another 26.7km on the bikes again today. They are calling for rain for the weekend so we thought we better get a ride in today.

I am posting a card today but first I’m posting some pictures of a Great Blue Heron that I took last weekend in Sarnia. We went for a long walk through Canatera Park and there is a lot of water throughout the trails – canals and a small lake, Lake Chipican. Right opposite Lake Chipican is Lake Huron. As we were at the edge of the small lake Joe spotted this heron standing still and hunched up. After I snapped a few pictures we continued along the trail and looked back to see the heron move to the edge of the lake by the road and start feeding. I was only about 15 feet from him and he didn’t even look at me. Beautiful bird. Here are a few photos of him. I was actually looking for the Green Huron but once again he eluded us. This one made up for that though.

Okay and now the card which also features a bird – the most sought after warbler every May in Ontario – the Prothonotary Warbler. We were lucking enough one year to see two males and a female and they sat still for some photos – about 200 I think!!! This is one of my favourite photos of the male and I made it into an easel card.

I should have taken a side view shot but I didn’t. The sentiment was added in Photoshop on the card and the sentiment stamped on the blue portion is from Stampin’ Up. To keep the card from folding down flat I added a row of gems along the yellow bit. It does lay down flat for mailing but they look so nice standing up. If you’ve never made an easel card before, I encourage you to do so. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube and on the Internet itself.

That’s all for Thursday,


1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

Just gorgeous Violet! Both birds!! Hugs! deb

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