Today's Wonders of the World are... really Big Birds.
But no, not that one. (Thanks random embarrassed children and Cliff.)
I'm thinking more of the kind I've been looking for down by the river.
Remember where I walk Tanner the Slobber Dog? (here)
I used to see blue herons there. Have you ever seen a blue heron?
Now you can, thanks to free spirit at flickr..
I've seen them gliding over our little ribbon of the Enoree River, fishing and enjoying the shade.
But now that Tanner is a big doggy, he makes a lot of noise when he walks, whimpering because I won't let him chase the squirrels and the birds and the cats. Maybe its the noise that keeps them away.
I keep looking, but I haven't seen one in months.
They kind of remind me of these.
I have a thing for storks too, even if they didn't bring babies and work for Walt Disney or Vlassic pickles.
Before I moved to France I hadn't ever seen a real live stork.
I thought they all looked like this.
Cute hat, stork.
Then we moved to France and went to Alsace at Christmas time. That place is a fairytale land at Christmas.
We stayed at the ecomusee near Colmar. If you like, hop on over to its website, here.
It was one of our favorite vacations. I couldn't stop looking at those houses...until I looked up. See what's on the roof? And the chimney?
And look at this...
(Stork pictures in Alsace thanks to cpf1 and garethac on flickr.)
Stork nests are a definitely a Wonder of the World.
If you have any doubt, watch this video. What a good mommy stork and daddy stork. So tell me, who brings their babies?
And have a Wonder-ful Thursday!