Said the Robin to the Botanist …
If I were Lewis Carroll I would write a poem to go with these photographs. I found them while perusing old pictures, something I do a lot of when the weather turns cold. These were taken during a summer visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. Judy found a robin who felt that the statue of Carl Linnaeus in the Discovery Garden made for an excellent perch.
Linnaeus has a rather beatific expression. The robin seems to be scolding him, saying: “Time to get serious! Life is no picnic!”
Ha! That is great! They so look like they are having a conversation! I haven’t been there in a while. What a wonderful place!
Yes, it’s one of my favorites
Lovely! LOL! the robin is very a serious and responsible to his, (robin’s) family.
So he asked if Linnaeus could feed his family on a small botany salary. 0))
It’s just the robin looks very stern.
Lovely photos, super composition!
Love the comment about supporting a family!
Sounds like my old Dad.
Very, very cute.
It’s a beautiful photograph of an amazing statue….oh and the robin too, lol.
I agree, it is a really nice statue.
The photos do seem to beg for a poem. Excellent shots, and there’s definitely a story there! I need to get to the Chicago Botanic Garden again when I’m in the area next spring or summer. All my in-laws live down there, so we’re usually super busy with family stuff when we’re in the Chicago area. But I’d like to spend a week or so exploring the gardens of Chicago in the summertime. They’re incredible.
We do have some great public gardens – especially CBG, Morton Arboretum, and Lurie.
A bird in the hand is worth…
Listen here little bird, you could very well be dinner if you can’t think of anything positive to say.
Not sure how robins taste …
A great photo. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Now I´ve installed a Google translator, so it´s readable to you.. It´s rare here to see a squirrel, so we rather enjoy them 🙂
It was funny to read that, they are such a pest here.
Wow.. gorgeous pics and love that garden art.
It is a really nice statue, isn’t it?
That’s really cute. The robins seem to be much more visible around this time of year. I regularly have one following me around when I’m outside gardening in the winter. They dart around me and go over where I’ve been digging, looking for worms, it’s lovely.
Lol! You think you can support a family studying flowers!
The voice of my own father comes into my mind at the strangest times.