I spy - I thought...and chuckled to myself - with my one little eye.
A spot of orange. A piece of still. A bit of color.
A hint of light brightness in a landscape that remains monochrome and grey.
The facts - I know:
Wingspan - 6 feet. Stature - 4 1/2 feet tall. Weight - barely 5 pounds. Plumage - a subtle blue-grey. Found - in both salt and fresh water. Seen- wading along the water's edges...watching and waiting and stalking their prey. And more often - not seen at all.
Graceful. Majestic. Elegant. Stately. Regal.
A master at camouflage. Patient. Calm. Determined. Focused. Quiet. Centered.
A one that chooses - often - to work in silent solitude.
All- so true.
I wondered...as I'm so apt to do - if with her one little eye - she spied me too?
And I wondered - what she'd say....what facts she knew.