As we drive back and forth between The Philly Flower show and home, I always notice a couple of waterways from the NJ turnpike. It’s a no-man’s land out there, and I couldn’t tell you exactly where they are, but I always say I’m going to take my kayak out there someday. Usually in the summer the bright splashes of green form a beautiful backdrop for the many water birds there. Seems like I always cross paths with Herons and Egrets when I’m out paddling. Since I got in to kayaking I have been able to get so close to them. The last time was out in Barnegat Bay, I accidentally spooked a Great Blue Heron, being only a few yards from it as I emerged from some sedges. I just saw this image in my head and knew I wanted to do a big mosaic with evening colours of that bird. I had some perfect glass colours in hand and just finished it in time to debut for this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show. Please comment and let me know if you have had any good close-ups with any water birds.