This is a mockingbird and it was eating those blue berries on this cedar tree but when Richard got there with the camera, it looks as if he is wanting him to go away, doesn't it? Mockingbirds really do "mock" other birds, they will do a bird's call three times and can be quite vocal. They sometimes will sing well before daylight which is unusual... I have a sister-in-law who is not too fond of them as they like to disturb her beauty sleep! (I know you will read this, Ellen. Thank you for reading my blog!)
The sun going down made everything a golden rosy shade.
Close up of the diamorpha smallii.
I told you we stayed until the sun went down!
We wonder if this might be a Georgia oak? It only grows on stone outcrops like Stone Mountain and Arabia mountain and was also near the base of the mountain. It is a small scrubby oak and hangs on to its leaves during the winter.
We also went to Arabia Mountain this past Friday and Richard took some magnificent photos of the clouds over the mountain that evening. For me personally, it was so beautiful that tears came to my eyes. Clouds over Arabia, look for that post soon! In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this walk that we just did yesterday!