Once we parked atop Mill Mountain, we marched across the parking lot toward the zoo. Along the way, we meandered through the Wildflower Garden. Unfortunately, we visited at the wrong time, so we did not get to see too many blooming wildflowers. However, we got to see a beautiful water feature. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.
Here’s another angle of the two waterfalls. While the leaves captured in the upper pool are obstructed, I captured a wonderful shot of the falls. Though the fallen leaves do break up the falling curtains of water.
Zooming into the lower pond, I captured a better look at the falling water and the scattered leaves.
Despite the falling water and swirling leaves, the tranquility of the lower basin was a mesmerizing sight that calmed my racing mind.
Despite seeing some animals in a pen near the Mill Mountain Zoo’s entrance, the first enclosure we stopped at was the one for a Sandhill Crane. According to the plaque, they are the most abundant crane in the world and are distributed throughout North America and extend into Cuba and as far as northeastern Siberia. It also mentioned that they mate for life, and enjoy dancing, which, while commonly done for courtship, ultimately these birds seem to love dancing for any reason.