Holidays, Happy Father’s Day with Freddy


Today’s the day to announce the winner of the watermelon apron!


watermelon table

But first I want you to meet Freddy



Our “resident” blue heron




He loves to perch on the boat




And he squawks when we show up to use it




I love to watch him




He does some funny stuff…




He can contort his body into so many shapes




Watch him do his stretching routine




Bird yoga!
















He adopted us when we bought our beach house 30 years ago.   Our kids were babies, and for some reason I can’t remember why we named him Freddy


He patrols the water’s edge and hunts in the sea oats and shallow water between our pier and the neighbors




He likes to stroll down the pier too




One day I caught him doing a little sun bathing




He slowly opened his wings




And basked in the warm sunshine



In the 30 years we’ve been coming here, there has always been 1 blue heron.  We have egrets and pelicans and the occasional osprey, but the blue heron seems to have made this his territory



Now, this is not the original Freddy, as the life span of a blue heron is only 15 years

But I’d like to think this is his son or grandson…

He’s kind of like our caretaker…always watching over us, as good Dads do…



Happy Father’s Day!

The winner of the watermelon apron is Valerie! Congrats Valerie, I will be emailing you to get your mailing address!  Thank you to everyone who left a comment and cute story-

I will be giving away another painted apron very soon-


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life    Inspire Me Monday

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxPoofing the Pillows

Sweet Inspiration







13 Responses to “Holidays, Happy Father’s Day with Freddy”
  1. Jodi says:

    Omg. So many amazing shots and love your commentary on Freddy. How fun!! And congrats to lucky Valerie!

  2. Love Freddy!

  3. Ellen Shook says:

    What a cute story! I am sure it is Freddy Jr. or Freddy III.

    • Thanks Ellen, I’m hoping to catch Freddy doing more antics this summer- sometimes he comes up to the pool deck and has a drink from the pool, but he’s hard to catch! Have a wonderful Sunday- >

  4. Anonymous says:

    Freddy seems like quite the character! I hope everyone is having a nice Father’s Day-enjoy:@)

  5. Lynn says:

    Freddy seems like quite the character! I hope everyone is having a great Father’s Day-enjoy:@)

  6. I agree. Amazing shots. Hope your Father’s Day was festive.

  7. Mary says:

    Great photos of Freddy Jenna! We have a resident heron too and I get a kick out of all that neck stretching and Dr. Suess-like tufts of hair when they’re wet 🙂 Congrats to your winner!

  8. Freddy is photogenic! Thanks for introducing us!

  9. Kim says:

    Congrats to Valerie! Aren’t God’s creatures so interesting?!? Their habits always intrigue me. We joke about our horses acting like big dogs. They roll around, they jump and play. Your Freddy is wonderful and I’m sure so fun to watch each day. He’s a treasure!

  10. Emily says:

    I love that bird, he would make me so happy. I think it is just cool he chose you and your family to make his home with. He looks like he’s in charge out there. Please be considerate when using your boat so you don’t disturb his day 🙂
    Happy Summer Jenna……….

  11. Kitty says:

    That was a fun read, Jenna, on your resident blue heron, Freddy. I laughed at the yoga pose!!
    Congratulations to Valerie!!

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