Sunday, June 4, 2017

GOOD OMENS


I noticed a blue heron flying parallel to our van as we went down a back road to the other side of town. It followed us for about a mile or so before crossing the road, in front of the vehicle and landing in a pond. It made me smile when he splashed down. Herons are always a good omen for me. When times are difficult and troubles seem to be piling up, I can always count on a heron to break the monotony and spread sunshine into my darkest corners by coming into my line of sight. In my world blue herons and deer are powerful creatures. What animal brings you good luck?

14 comments:

Red Rose Alley said...

I've never heard of the blue heron, Taryterre. How strange that it traveled with you down the road. Deers are also very special animals. For me, it's the hummingbird. When I'm troubled about something and the hummingbird flutters in front of me, I always think it is a sign of comfort and peace.

I hope you have many bright days in June, Taryterre.

love, ~Sheri

Red Rose Alley said...

ps I was looking at pictures of the Blue Heron in flight. Wow, it's such a grand bird. I think the one you saw was meant just for you, Taryterre. : )

betty said...

Animals don't bring me luck per se but when I see a hawk I know God is letting me know things are going to be okay. Saw one in a very unique place the day after my mom died and now occasionally see them, but always again when I need that "wink" from God. Hubby has a similar thing with blue herons. Always saw blue herons where he used to walk the dog; in fact followed where their nests were and enjoyed the chatter of their "newborn." Two days after his dad died, we were parking at church that met at a local high school. It was about 5 miles away from where he walked the dog and not close to water at all. I looked right across from where we parked and a blue heron was on the grass. I said to hubby "that's a blue heron." To which he said "yes." To which we both thanked God because we both knew he sent the blue heron to let hubby know it was going to be okay after losing his dad.

betty

Blogoratti said...

Interesting that it followed you that much, hope you have a blessed week.

Jon said...

I don't think I've ever seen a heron. I certainly remember your nocturnal encounter with a deer.

I can't really think of any animal that I associate with luck - but I always get an immensely calm and satisfying feeling when I see eagles soaring overhead. There are many of them out here in the wilderness.

I always get a pang of sadness and nostalgia when I see a red cardinal. Somebody once told me that when you see a red cardinal, it means someone who died is remembering you.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad you got to see the heron. It's great when some sunshine makes its way into our lives like that. I've really never thought about an animal bringing me good luck but have always appreciated them for the beauty they bring into our lives.

jack69 said...

My heart gets a kick from seeing Pelicans either in flight or sitting on a piling. Something in me SMILES!

Mevely317 said...

I never thought about this before; but appreciate reading everyone's thoughtful responses.
I don't know they bring good luck, but I always get a thrill out of seeing the wild horses that habituate the Gila River community just south of us.

Paula said...

I don't know about the luck but I like to see the Quail when they run in front of us down the lane as if leading us the correct way. Nice and interesting post.

Susan said...

Dear Taryterre....Got caught up on your blog posts. I'd love to smell that Alien perfume. Is it floral? And belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Hope your new year of life is absolutely fabulous with some fun times and good memory-making events. Hmmm. I'm going to write down Founder as a must see movie. I'll check it out. Taryterre, thank you SO MUCH, for all your sweet visits to my posts. I love when you come to visit and comment. Here's to the rest of June! Hugs. Susan

Susan said...

p.s. I don't see herons but when I see a hummingbird, it's usually a sign of my late father saying "hello" from the other side of life. Susan

Weekend-Windup said...

It liked you so much that it was coming at the back of you. Nice to see it:)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I just saw our blue heron come in for a landing down at the pond. Love seeing him. After seeing a cardinal sitting on my window sill peering in the window for ever so long a while back, I'm beginning to wonder if cardinals don't mean something. I used to think it was the bluebirds. I have a story about them and can't remember if I blogged about it before. I'll have to look that one up. It was interesting, at least to me.

Back Porch Writer said...

The red bird! I feel like my grandmothers are near and when I see a red bird it means "all is going to be ok". I wish we had herons around here. It's a tropical thing. I really need to be where there are palm trees, herons, and oceans. I think my life was meant to be in a tropical setting as I'm just enthralled with it so.