Snapshots & Whatnot: Snowy Egrets (& #HOPE!)

Whilst away visiting Chincoteague a few weeks ago, my brother & I enjoyed stalking all kinds of birds, but especially the egrets.

This snowy egret is playing hard to get…

okay, now why don’t you have a seat?

Making it easy for you – grab your close ups!

Great egrets (with their bright yellow beaks) are graceful and beautiful – yet the snowy egret with its black beak can be a bit on the quirky side. For some reason this trip snowy egrets captivated my attention.

They may look a little funky, but they open their wings just like great egrets spreading hope (& a little humor) around.

“Hope is the thing with feathers 

That perches in the soul, 

And sings the tune without the words, 

And never stops at all…” 

Emily Dickinson

Time for Mr. Snowy Egret to spread a little hope in other places…

grace, peace & snowy egret HOPE

Virginia : )

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10 Responses to Snapshots & Whatnot: Snowy Egrets (& #HOPE!)

  1. Cjo says:

    Hope..thanks for inspiring g words..

    • Virginia says:

      These snowy egrets are a little hilarious, too – compared to the graceful great egrets, they make me smile a little wider. Hugs Carol-Jo!! 🌷🙃🤗🙃🌷

  2. The egret is beautiful and captured soulfully. Love the quote by Emily Dickinson.

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you! This snowy egret let us get pretty close & did a bit of ‘posing’ until flying off (which my pocket camera barely caught, but still, you get idea!) My sis sent that quote on a card awhile back – it’s a good one! Cheers! 🌷☀️😎☀️🌷

  3. Debbie says:

    Aw, he’s cute — thanks for sharing him here!

    • Virginia says:

      Debbie, we saw this Mr. Snowy Egret on one of our evening nature crawls around the Wildlife Loop on Assateague Island (Chincoteague National Wildlife Reserve.) He let us get pretty close after playing hard to get! Cheers! 🌷☀️🕊☀️🌷

  4. neatnik2009 says:

    Egrets are beautiful birds and hope is always necessary.

    • Virginia says:

      We so enjoyed the seeing egrets @ Chincoteague- some varieties are quirky (like the snowy egret) & others incredibly graceful (the great egret) – but all, to me, seem like harbingers of hope. Blessings! 🌟🕊☀️🕊🌟

  5. JOY journal says:

    🙂 Have a blessed evening!

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