Now I've put that little heron to good use. For both of my cards I cased this beautiful card from Sea Glass & Sentiments. I've also used the beautiful colors from this week's ColourQ challenge on my first card. The picture doesn't show it well, but one of the buttons is actually green.
Living by the water as we do, great blue herons are everywhere. We love to watch them standing as still as statues along the shore. I spent a large portion of my childhood on a small island in Puget Sound where there are also many herons. My dad often called them "shikepokes." I've never heard anyone call them that except for him.
Out of curiosity, I Googled shikepoke and the first thing that came up was a Wikipedia article about herons. There are two interesting paragraphs about the origination of the term shikepoke. Check it out here, if you're interested. :)
Thanks for your visit today.