Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A Covey of Quail
There is a spot near the patio cafe at the Desert Botanical Garden where I like to sit for a while. It's a quiet spot. Not many people know how to get there so I'm usually on my own and can enjoy the nature around me without any distractions.
The tables and chairs in that quiet spot sit under a big cascalote tree which happens to bloom during the winter months. So in addition to the solitude, there is a sweet scent in the air produced by these wonderful yellow blooms.
When I was there last week, I had to share the spot with a covey of quail who were very busy eating the blooms that had fallen from the tree. So the blooms not only smell good, they must taste good too. They tasted so good, that the quail didn't seem to mind sharing the spot with me.