When I was in Atlanta in mid-August visiting friends, I spent some time at the Botanical Gardens. It’s one of my favorite places to take pictures. They were having an exhibit of “Mythical Creatures” topiaries that was really cool to see.
Above are just a few of the growing “creatures” that come to life.
Lots of fun things to see at these gardens which were full of butterflies.
I’m walking through the gardens at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in late October. I hear a catbird in the bushes and stop. Looking up, I see this staring back at me. He didn’t fly off but stayed very still.
I backed up a few feet and was standing under a tree keeping very still. I kept watching him and after a few seconds he looks over at the berries.
He looks back over at me and guesses I’m not a threat.
And he takes a bite! He looks over at me. Not sure if he thinks I’m going to steal his berry or he wants me to take a picture.
He freezes for a few seconds, looking right at me.
He flips the berry into his mouth and down it goes.
I watched him picking off the berries for a few minutes and then left him in peace. I think those are beauty berries but I’ve never seen them in blue before.