Friday, May 13, 2011

He Knows How to Beat the Heat

There's nothing like a cool one on a hot day...



Painted bunting (male), dipping a toe in the waterfall--->









Always room for a friend.
 Copyright 2009-2011 Kathleen Scott, for Hill Country Mysteries. Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

17 comments :

deb colarossi said...

you have a way of just making my heart happy!

Desert Dweller said...

I remember seeing painted buntings for the first time at a place I visited in Cristoval 2-3 years ago. But seeing them bathe - so cool! Some birds have been cooling off in my fountain daily, but each time, my camera was elsewhere...

Me said...

What PRETTY little things they are! I actually knew just what these were, because my daughter and I read all about them in her 'My Big Backyard' magazine last week! I wish they did live in our backyard. . .

dianne said...

Beautiful, colourful little birds, they are very cute, I am pleased that they are enjoying your waterfall...I would have liked a cool dip in it a few months back too but it is very cold here today.
Have a great weekend dear Kathleen!

xoxoxo ♡

Birdwoman said...

Wonderful! Beautiful little bird.

KK said...

those little birds are so sweet and BEAUTIFUL. i love the moments you captured.

Nancy said...

I LOVE your pictures....The digital age lets us share our joys with everyone. What FUN!

Jayne said...

I've never seen a painted bunting before. How lovely. And he's obviously enjoyed a refreshing dip on a hot day :-)

Elizabeth Westmark said...

"If you build it, they will come." That little guy is just wonderful. It must make Denny feel like King Kong to have built that waterfall (and I'll bet it's still right up there at the top of the best birthday presents you've ever received).

Ms. Moon said...

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Vince said...

How the hell did people survive before AC. And do those little birds head off to someplace in the height of the Summer. Heck it's only May yet.

R. Sherman said...

I've never seen one of those before. Marvelous colors.

Cheers.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

This made my day!

Cynthia said...

My favorite bird! I saw one fluffed up to twice its size in my bird bath last week, and almost didn't recognize it.

Mary T. Pratt Salmon said...

Love these birds! It warms my heart to see them come back to my yard too...Lovely pictures.

LindaCTG said...

Kathleen, are you lucky or what?! Gorgeous pictures of gorgeous friends. Indeed, you have found a heavenly spot.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Wow! I think that's the most beautiful bird I've ever seen.

Love you.

SB