What a sight! Yesterday afternoon we watched a cardinal land on our copper water fountain which was created to look like a yucca plant by Tucson Arizona artist Robert Dunklee of Falling Waters Fountains. The copper turns green after awhile with the added white of hard water calcification which makes the fountain look like the real yucca plant. All kinds of birds land there constantly to drink and bath in the metal flower cups. Of course, when I wanted to photograph the red bird, he wouldn’t cooperate, but I did get a shot of a Morning Dove sitting on top of the fountain flower cup. I can really appreciate the patience of wildlife photographers with their specialty lenses.
We were challenged some years ago by an in-ground spa which was never built for efficiency and which we wanted to get rid of. After attempts to make it into a flower garden with only mild success, we purchased this fountain which lent drama to the small patio and could be seen from the living room. We lined the spa with plastic and added stone and pottery so that it looked natural. In the winter when it occasionally drops to freezing, the water forms icicles which lends it another kind of beauty. Guests at our Sonoran desert accommodation often enjoy this feature.