August 21-A, 2022

Portrait of a Green Heron 09/01/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — The Bog Garden, Greensboro, North Carolina
We spend much of our life waiting.
The Green Heron is waiting
for an afternoon snack to swim,
or fly, by.

I was waiting for a Green Heron
to alight on the log
and pose for a photo.

The secret of bird photography
is to walk with a camera
into the vicinity of birds
and wait.

All the photography I know anything about
comes down to getting there and waiting.

And when the door opens,
walk through.

We all are waiting for some door
to open.
Some of us have cameras.
All of us are waiting.

You would think 
that we would be better at it
by now.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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