BEFORE AND AFTER
Perseverance - This is a green heron I photographed on Stump Lake part of the Mississippi river in Bemidji, MN where I live. Bemidji is the first city on the Mississippi where the river begins and you can actually walk across it as it is only a few inches deep and a few feet wide!
The heron is noted for intelligence and solitude. As a Celtic symbol, the heron represents patience, independence and longevity. In Egypt the Heron is honored as the creator of light. As a Chinese symbol the Heron represents strength, purity, patience and long life. The Iroquois tribe held the heron as a very good omen, a very lucky sign. They recognized the heron as an expert fisher/hunter. As such, they believed that sighting a heron before a hunt was a sign that the hunt would be a good one. The heron is a beautiful creature, exhibiting grace, and noble stature. It’s no wonder the Native Indians and ancients honored the heron throughout the centuries.
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