The golden eye,
fierce and protective, is focused on the far reaches of its watery
domain. Gusts of wind tear at its orderly array of blue-gray feathers
so that the plumes are tossed about. Blue-gray wings , folded tight, are edged
with contrasting white and dashes of rust feathers.
The overall texture and
presence of this majestic bird is that of a powerful, self-reliant
Seminole Indian Chief in his prime - seeming to channel the spirit of the everglades.
In Native American lore the Heron embodies wisdom and patience.