Thursday, December 10, 2015

Persistance


On Tuesday I had lunch at the Patio Cafe at the Desert Botanical Garden where this little cactus wren was extremely interested in what I had to eat.  I think that so many people feed the birds and squirrels in this area that they get pretty brave around people.  This one perched on the chair across the table from me and every now and then jumped right on the table and inched it's way closer.  When I shooed it away, it just went right back to the chair where it could watch.  It was a very persistent beggar but it's persistence didn't pay off in this case.  I didn't leave anything for it.  People food is not good for wild critters.  (If any of the medical research studies that come out are at all accurate, it's probably not good for us either.  ;-) ) 


I found this centerpiece arrangement in my favorite little garden area and thought it was quite festive in a subtle sort of way.


I also saw lots of bees taking advantage of the lavender blooming in the herb garden.  


16 comments:

Halcyon said...

What a sweet visitor you had! You caught her really well too.

Karl Demetz said...

I love your first shot !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sweet little lunch companion Sharon :) The Botanical garden sounds like a wonderful place to visit .. and eat :)

Andy said...

I like your photos. Nice close up snd the other two have plenty of colour.

Thérèse said...

What a marvelous world!

Lowell said...

That's a little cutie. I'm sure you're right about feeding the birds. This one must have others feed her as she seems quite comfy posing for a picture!

Catalyst said...

Gorgeous!

cieldequimper said...

What a cutie and I do love that arrangement. It's giving me ideas!

RedPat said...

I like this post, Sharon!

Irene Thayer said...

The pictures are so amazing!:)

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Lois said...

That little cutie almost appears to be posing for your camera!

Jack said...

A beggar bird! Maybe you can spare just a bit?

José Mendonça said...

Three very different captures, all beautiful!

Mo said...

A great set of photos. You do these close ups so well.

William Kendall said...

What a pretty bird!

Kate said...

The centerpiece is lovely as is the bird!