I was at the San Diego Safari Park last week and caught these flamingos doing their fancy mating dance…. which basically looks like a group of flamingos crammed together about to get onto a crowded subway train.
On the recent Northwest Camping Trip Extravaganza, we stopped at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. Chihuly loved to integrate his work into and take inspiration from the natural world. Many of his pieces mimic natural flora shapes but seem other-worldly, especially when they are placed in nature instead of in a museum. I really enjoyed the gardens, but it was especially thrilling to see several White-crowned Sparrows frolicking in the gardens and sitting on the art pieces.
Here are some photos of the garden and the sparrows. I’ve also included a video of one sparrow taking a bath in a tiny puddle in a rock surrounded by Chihuly glass pieces. This museum and garden experience were one of the highlights of the trip
A little Anna’s Humminbird in my backyard preening itself after a small drizzle of rain. It scratches with its feet and preens its little feathers. For bonus cuteness, it sticks out its tongue.
Sorry for the shaky camera, I had to stand on my couch and hold my camera high in the air to get the shot over the wire on the fence to keep my dachshund in. I also removed the audio which only contained lines from the movie Jane Eyre, which I recommend that you don’t see.
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