Our day in the sun

With family here from out of town, and most everything open now, we took the opportunity to explore our Desert Museum. The weather was just a bit on the warm side, but it was beautiful.

Surprising, it was quite busy. I believe that may be due to Spring Break. It did seem a bit surreal to be out among people. Not just spread out in a restaurant, but out actually interacting in activities in the closest I’ve been to a “crowd” in over a year.

Not all of the activities were open and it wasn’t fully back to normal. But for those of us anxious and excited to be out and about, it was wonderful.

Yes we wore our masks. Yes I hate them. But it is what it is. I love my family, we were making new memories and it was worth every moment.

Live life and love it!

…and to those of you who must wear masks daily as you serve others, work, earn, volunteer and support your family… to you I am eternally grateful.


“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
~ John F. Kennedy

View looking down at the trail loop
Cactus wren
Sweet little fox
Cactus are just now starting to bloom
Cardinal in the bird aviary
There were some flowers out and about and I saw a lot of bees!

“The wonders of nature are endless.” ~ Walt Disney

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Athira says:

    I liked the two quotes…

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    1. Thank you Athira ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Alice says:

    I love that place! Great pictures, as usual, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š This is such a great time of year here!


  3. Brilliant photographs! That IS a sweet little fox. We have foxes on our property, but they are the woodland variety, rather large, but still adorable, as long as they stay clear of my cats. The cardinal is just amazing. I love it when birds look back at me with that, “What’s up, buddy?” expression. Good show!

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    1. Thank you Russell! That cute little fox was in an enclosed outdoor area and I was looking through glass. I was surprised how well it turned out. …we have to protect our small pets from coyotes that roam all over. We are invading their homeland with all our building ๐Ÿ˜ข

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      1. Indeed. When I lived in Hollywood, California I used to watch the coyotes roam the streets in the wee hours of the morning. They seemed quite at home. They seemed to vanish into thin air before sunrise. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      2. I like to see them when out hiking etc. It makes me sad to see them in residential areas.


      3. My late wife worked at this park just north of Beverly Hills, called Franklin Canyon. The coyotes there were plump with shiny coats. They looked so happy and contented. In contrast to the coyotes that Iโ€™d see in the desert who looked so malnourished.

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      4. That is interesting. I think ours have a decent food supply (rabbits!), but I feel sad that our homes have invaded their territory. I looked it up, Franklin Canyon looks beautiful!!

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      5. Franklin Canyon is beautiful. They’ve filmed a lot of tv and movies there: opening credits for Andy Griffith Show, episodes of Star Trek, to name a couple.

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      6. Now that is interesting! I happen to love the Andy Griffith show!

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  4. gr8ful_collette says:

    Because pictures as always! Glad you got to enjoy your family! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ

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    1. Thank you Collette! It really was a wonderful time… all week! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Athira says:

    It’s a pleasure for me

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  6. Amy says:

    Thank you for shy your wonderful day in the sun! Beautiful photos.

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  7. Toonsarah says:

    Looks like a wonderful day out! I love the cactus wren in particular, and the cactus flower too ๐Ÿ™‚

    So do you need to wear masks even out of doors? Here in the UK we only need them inside public buildings (shops, museums when they reopen, ditto cinemas etc.) and on public transport. But nowhere outdoors, for which I am thankful as like you I hate them!

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    1. Thank you! …we don’t need to wear masks outdoors in parks, etc. But in the outdoor attractions such as this, yes we do. ๐Ÿ˜’ We pulled them down if we weren’t around people. However, there were a lot of visitors that day! I think the business owners request masks just to help protect them.

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  8. SoyBend says:

    Love your photos of the cactus blossom!

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    1. Thank you! Soon we should see them all over. They really are pretty.

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  9. An interesting museum. Surprised to see a Cardinal. Love the pic of the cactus flower. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. Thank you! You enjoy yours as well!


  10. Just Teri says:

    Great desert captures. You are a magnet for the little critters and your talent produces fab pix! The fox was beautiful.

    Glad you could enjoy the museum with your familyโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Thank you Teri! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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      1. Just Teri says:


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  11. Naomi says:

    It was certainly a beautiful day, for weather and for our family! Lots of animals and animals to see.

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    1. Yes it was! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž


  12. Kally says:

    The photos are gorgeous especially Mr. Fox. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Kally!! I loved the little fox too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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