Heron Against an Orange Sun: Photographs by Terry Venables, Poem by Farrell Boyce

Heron against an orange sun

A stillness in the air like snow was coming,
early in the day but it’s too warm.
Dry for a month and months to go
before the quenching of the rains.

Something bad has happened.
The light’s all wrong.
Sun glows like melting steel
in Satan’s forge.

From places near and far
smoke has poured down to us
though valleys from the burning hills
where centuries of patient growth
are ashed in a short day.

Oh great bird so still,
in your ancient mind do you recall
this scent of fire?

You ask only for a little
and your wise wings could fly you there
while we are burdened with our taking,
questions and recriminations.

(July 11, 2015)

More photos by Terry Venables (artistangler@gmail.com)

Heron and a smoky sky

Heron and a smoky sky

Osprey nest: lunch on its way

Osprey nest: lunch on its way

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Greetings  from Terry Venables  in North Saanich… July 5th/15

I was later getting to my fav location this morning because I noticed it was quite cloudy and the light would be delayed (so I thought)
At 6:30 AM, I scrambled to put my camera gear together before the sun moved any further…. I got about 10 minutes of various angled shots until the light was gone.  Smoke glazedthe sun and gave the camera quite a beautiful filter.
Then off to the farm where the Ospreys  were there to greet me … ahh and also the eagles. (an upcoming story)

Hope you enjoy today’s set

Terry

2 thoughts on “Heron Against an Orange Sun: Photographs by Terry Venables, Poem by Farrell Boyce

  1. Excellent presentation. The camera shots clearly display what Saanich Peninsula has to offer combining the ambiance of the land and seascape coupled with the presence of several species of our feathered friends.

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