the other morning, while photographing this family, i spotted a blue heron wading in the low tide.  so i ditched my friends to try to catch a few photos.  i know, fickle aren’t i??  but i love these birds.  they hang out on the central coast but i never seem to have my camera at the right moment.  so i didn’t mind going ankle deep in the tide to steal a couple pics.  and this bird was as tall as i am–no kidding.  then he decided to take flight so i could capture that, too.  beautiful.