I went out this morning to photograph our Tanabata branches in our yard and there by the crane was this heron. You can almost see it under the chin of green origami crane in the top picture. Was so thrilled I forgot all my photography skills. I think hunters call this 'buck fever' when they get too excited to shoot the deer in their sights. We rarely see a heron in our yard and to have it appear just as I was looking at the cranes of origami was such a gift!
One of the origami kimono had been ripped down and had tooth marks in it. Probably a raccoon seeing if it was eatable. Hopefully the local animals are enjoying the Tanabata branch as much as we are.