That is beautiful and it's almost a little unreal how perfect the heron was considering how far out it was.
I'm continually amazed at how often things turn numinous. The extraordinary part is that each occurrence is so unique. I almost always end the day with a toast to the cosmos. You seem to have a similar perspective which is interesting since your environment/circumstances are so different from mine. But it's why I read your blog...and your mom's.