thrilled to see a robin who allowed us to get several photos. While we would have preferred a bright, sunny day, it was nice to see this setting without hordes of tourists. In the next month, the numbers will definitely increase.
Of course, Jo and I will both be posting about our visit on our blogs so forgive us if you see some of the same pictures over the next several days. Her macro shots, beyond a doubt, will blow you away. For tonight, though, I'm just posting a couple that I know Jo didn't get.
After our visit to the Japanese Tea Garden, we crossed the street and entered the Botannical Garden where several squirrels cavorted around and entertained us for a few minutes. They clearly were wanting a handout and I was so sorry I didn't have any treats with me.
From there, we went to Clement Street and had lunch at Yet Wah, a venerable old Chinese Restaurant that both Jo and I had eaten at for years.
Jo is happy as can be with her new camera
Poetic Shutterbug will go to any length for a good picture!
Here I am in my 49'er jacket, acquiring sniffles for the rest of the day!
Jo's camera will have much better pictures of this robin!
This was the only robin we spotted out and about that morning but, surely, there must have been others nearby somewhere in the park.
These guys were racing around all over the place. They look a lot skinnier than Ratty's squirrels.
They would come right up to us, obviously expecting food. When they didn't get it, off they went!
I loved the flowers and lovely scenes we encountered everywhere.
Baby's tears, one of my favorite plants of all time
Japanese maple ( I think ) - if you look closely, you can see the rain drops
At Yet Wah, Jo and I became nearly hysterical with laughter over the appetizer menu with the "stuffed crab craws" - we figured it had to be a misprint or the Chinese interpretation of crab claws. If anyone out there knows more about crustacean anatomy than we do, please let us know!
More photos to follow on the Japanese Tea Garden and the Botannical Gardens in a future post.