By Elizabeth Randall

This blue heron wades in Lake Rowena at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando, a 50-acre botanical oasis near downtown Orlando. My husband, daughter and I go there every Father’s Day. This year, we carried out our tradition in the company of this fine bird in its heavenly environment.

Elizabeth Randall is a retired public school teacher and the author of five books. She lives in Lake Mary with her husband, Bob.

FORUM Magazine Fall 2020, Alone, Together.

This image originally appeared in the Fall 2020 Issue of FORUM Magazine. Visit our collection at the USFSP Digital Archive by clicking here.