Black-crowned Night Heron

When the alewives came into shallow water to spawn over at Sam Smith Park, the black-crowned night herons showed up to enjoy the bounty. Standing on the bridge on the west side of the yacht club, looking north, some evenings we could spot 4 or 5 of these chunky birds.

We decided to do a night heron mosaic. We did this one with Italian Smalti (glass) tiles on a birch plywood ground, and unlike the mosaics we do with broken crockery, we grouted this one.

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This mosaic is about 3 feet tall.

Mosaic Garden Long Branch

Veggie Garden Mosaic1
Mosaic wall on the veggie garden in our backyard
BlackthornStar Mosaic
House star
BlackCat mosaic table
Black Cat mosaic table on the back porch
Black Cat mosaic porch table includes odds and ends
TeddyBear Mosaic 2
Mosaic wildlife in our backyard includes this grizzly bear!
Teddy Bear Mosaic
Garden mosaics just feel right no matter what!