White Crane’s Garden Walk

After first checking his reflection in the mirror,

Mr Crane and I Take a Walk (1)White Crane set off on a little afternoon constitutional through the gardens.

Mr Crane and I Take a Walk (2)

Intent on avoiding a group of children approaching, he took flight for a moment.

Mr Crane and I Take a Walk (3)

Upon landing near the daffodils he glanced over and beckoned to me…. at least I’m certain that was his intent.

Mr Crane and I Take a Walk (4)

I’m so pleased he invited me along. I walked side by side with him, no zoom lens used along this journey through the Fullerton Arboretum.

Not one for conversing along the way, he walked with determination. He didn’t pause to take note of the beautiful butterfly, or even the caterpillar chrysalis.

As I scrambled to catch up, I noticed something different about him. His purpose was now clear. This wasn’t just a walk in the park…. White Crane was hungry and searching for his dinner.

Ah-ha! He spotted a lizard on the tree trunk. His stance sharpened, his back end started wagging a bit back and forth, his neck became like an arrow, he approached the tree… circled the tree… but alas, the lizard outsmarted him, and zipped up and out of reach. Failure (and no dinner) for poor White Crane, and luckily, continued life for the dear lizard.

While I spent a few moments in sympathy for poor, hungry White Crane and his lost dinner, he’d already spotted a new treat, snatched it up and into his beak just like that! Luckily I hadn’t lowered the camera during those moments of woe, or this quick bite wouldn’t have been caught on “film”!

I hope you enjoyed walking in the garden with White Crane 🙂 ~SueBee (photos by SueBee) Note: be sure to click on pictures to enlarge and to open each gallery!

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7 Comments on “White Crane’s Garden Walk”

  1. Jan 06, 2014 at 4:34 pm #


    • Jan 06, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

      Thank you!! Once I got home and reviewed all my photos, the story was right there in front of me! 🙂 ~SueBee

  2. Jan 05, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Great tracking.


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