Life and Death in the Garden
It sounds so grim, doesn't it! And, in fact, it wasn't a happy ending for the lizard. But for a nature photographer...well, it was one of those moments we kind of live for, truth be told. When you see a flurry of motion and you just know some big drama is unfolding..
What caught my eye was the blue jay flapping around on the path. Initially I thought a snake might have gotten hold of the jay - but a closer look confirmed that the jay had managed to catch quite a large lizard and was trying to subdue it. There was much thrashing and flailing before the jay flew off with his prize.
I took a break today and spent about 3 hours at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, a beautiful, serene place - perfect for soothing your soul. (Unless you're a lizard in which case it is far from soothing!)
Tomorrow is our last day here and I plan to venture out early for a hike and some photos before spending some time with family.
Thanks for your understanding about my lack of comments. Hard when traveling.