"The queen was settling on the edge of the bed, ungainly with hesitation and at the same time exquisite in her grace, like a heron landing in a treetop" - Megan Whalen TurnerSo it was neat to see a white-faced heron taking his ease on the back bulwark of my boat when I came home the other day. He let me get pretty close too. Then I started to think about where the remains of his last meal was sure to end up and I regretfully scared him away. There are plenty of wharf posts he can rest on.
Here are some of the quilts I've made with herons as my muse.
'With Little Sound' 30cm x 46cm SOLD
'Memories of Flight' 62.5cm x 120.5cm $850
*Edited: This quilt is now SOLD. Thank you for your interest.
'Morning Waters at Opua' 52cm x 89cm SOLD
'One Grey Heron' 30cm x 46cm $125
I don't think my quilting love affair with herons is over yet.