Friday, December 4, 2020

Stopping to Say Hello


 I went for a walk at the Desert Botanical Garden late yesterday afternoon.  I don't usually walk at the garden that late in the day but I've had a busy work week and I just felt like a walk would do me good.  At one spot in the garden, I was looking at some of the holiday decorations that have gone up when I heard something behind me.  I turned around and was greeted by this Roadrunner.


He really was just about two feet away from me and seemed to be curious about what I was doing there.  I think I took around 25 photos of him.  He hung around watching me the whole time I was there.  I enjoyed my walk so much that I decided I'm going back today. It will be a morning visit this time.  


16 comments:

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Yay Roadie, shame he is not colourful like the cartoon

Thérèse said...

How lucky you have been. They are probably getting used to see you walking by.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Isn't he cool with his perky topknot and friendly demeanor 😊 Enjoy your Botanical walks Sharon ✨

Steve Reed said...

Great shots! They are such interesting-looking birds. I don't think I've ever seen one in real life.

biebkriebels said...

Oh these are very sweeet shots, especially the last one!

Andy said...

Nice closeup. I am glad you are making new friends.

Travel said...

Beep Beep! Sometimes birds just seem to want to pose for the camera, other times they are so shy.

RedPat said...

That is amazing, Sharon!

Sami said...

What a sweet bird :)

bill said...

Amazing, great shots of your new friend. How kind he was to let you photograph him, now he's a star. :)

Revrunner said...

One of my absolute favorite birds!

William Kendall said...

Quite cute!

Catalyst said...

They are bold rascals indeed.

Gemel said...

WOW. What an incredibly beautiful bird. What a beautiful moment.

Catarina said...

I have never seen one of these up close.

Karl said...

What a sweet little guy !