The pond near my office complex on Clairmont Road is home to numerous ducks, a couple of swans, and depending on the season, Canadian geese. Every now and then, a blue heron shows up. Last April, I was fortunate enough to catch some photos of one.
Whenever one shows up, it usually hangs out for a few days, then disappears. I’m more likely to see one in the Spring and early Summer.
I see them at Stone Mountain a lot, but I’m always glad to see one drop by the local pond.
When I was in Myrtle Beach in October, I managed to catch an Egret, a close relative of the blue heron, in action. Here’s some video of that.
G. M. Lupo (ISNI: 0000 0005 0315 9196) is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he has always had a dysfunctional relationship with his hometown. His most recent published work is the story collection Reconstruction (2020), part of his series of Atlanta Stories, which includes Fables of the New South (2017). Along with his novel, Rebecca, Too (2018), and his full-length play Another Mother, these constitute his Expanded Universe of Fictional Atlanta. He has also released a collection of essays, poetry, and stories entitled Words Words Words (2020).
He was the winner of the 2017 Essential Theatre Play Writing Award for Another Mother which had its world premiere in his home neighborhood of West End in August 2017, in the building that once housed the library where he learned to read as a child.
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