Thursday, May 3, 2018

Goodbye to the "Tanuki"


Those lovable "Tanuki" will be leaving the Desert Botanical Garden in mid-May so I stopped by to say goodbye.  The garden had arranged all six of them in the center plaza and they became very popular with everyone who visited.  I saw many people (adults and children) posing for pictures next to their favorite one.

I grabbed one more photo of the yellow head too because it was framed by the yellow blooms on a palo verde tree.

I posted a couple of close-up shots of the Tanuki or raccoon-dogs last October.  You can see that post here.

10 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

They are great and look like fun, Selfie time

biebkriebels said...

They look very funny and colourful!

Andy said...

They truly are funny looking characters.

Lowell said...

I remember this from a previous post! I like them because they're funny but not provocative or threatening. And they come in a variety of nice colors. That botanical garden is a wondrous asset to the Phoenix community.

William Kendall said...

There is a touch of whimsy to them! They're very colourful.

RedPat said...

They look great all gathered together!

Steve Reed said...

Farewell to the Tanuki! They ARE great photographic material!

Amy Franks said...

oh very cool and very unique - love them

bill burke said...

Very cool, different and unique. I can see why they would be popular with the visitors.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a shame they have to go Sharon, bet they attracted lots of visitors to the Botanical gardens ✨