Sighting the blue heron

Posted: November 22, 2022 in Art
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Yesterday we walked along the river walk in Aurora, Illinois and that’s where we are today, on the lookout for wildlife. Usually I see heron in the park but these attractive birds were sheltering beneath an overpass.

We saw this sign warning canoeists to stop but I’m not sure how they were going to get to accomplish that before going through the chute as the water was running right along and the sign was right at the place they were supposed to avoid. But we didn’t see any canoe wreckage so I guess it was alright. 🙂

  1. restlessjo says:

    Oops! Bonny birds though…

  2. bushboy says:

    What a nice surprise 🙂

  3. peggy says:

    Interesting art. That caution sign would keep me out of the area behind the sign.

  4. dweezer19 says:

    I’m a real fan of art graffiti. Canoe chute you say? 🤔🥴

    • Or rather a non-canoe chute it appears. 🙂 If I remember correctly, there’s a small waterfall in the river at that point, so I imagine the chute when open is to get canoes through safely.

  5. Love this mural! It almost looks like a quilt with that treatment, which is such a unique style.

  6. Ally Bean says:

    Cheerful birds! Lovely photos

  7. Wonderful mural. Like the funny sign too!

  8. Those are lovely murals.

  9. DeWetsWild says:

    The murals are really beautiful! I could only shake my head at the sign though…

  10. Beautiful tribute to the great blue heron…Along the Flint River Greenway (Alabama), I got so it wasn’t a bike ride if I didn’t see a few fishing in the river or along the marshes.

  11. Dan Antion says:

    I love that artwork. Way to turn a dreary place into a destination.

  12. Sue says:

    Rather fun, those birds!

  13. Resa says:

    Wonderful art, Janet, I love it!!!!