The sun came out today after a long time of gray rainy skies, so Truman and I headed out to the Montlake Fill (AKA Union Bay Natural Area) for a little walking, a little birdwatching, and a little sketching. Great Blue Herons kept turning up, posing nice and close. We saw them at the slough, and again at the swamp, and even later on a different outing to Golden Gardens Park, we had another one, and I got fabulous photos of them.
The heron in the last photo stood around for such a long time that I took out my sketch pad and did a few pencil sketches while the bird turned and twisted its head around. Quite a cooperative bird.
I also did a pen and watercolor sketch of the slough:
Such a lovely day.