Sometimes Mr. Blue Sky and I bring the camera on our hikes, other times we like to just focus on the experience and leave the camera at home. But I am so glad we brought it on this occassion! This Blue Heron allowed us to get very close and snap as many photos as we liked. It turns out I am quite inspired by him or her :) Many animals run away from humans on sight, you know? But it just stayed there with us for awhile, moving slowly, standing strong & radiating peace.