Silent Sunday

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa

From the family of Silky Flycatchers: Phainopepla

This amazing bird landed ahead of me as I walked along the wetland trail yesterday. My MO is to snap away and determine what it is later. But I was so curious about this bird. I have never seen a bird like this that I remember. Maybe I am more observant than I have been…

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…

Lark Sparrow

My birthday adventure last week was a trip across town to visit a couple of parks I have not visited in years. I discovered a few new birds. The Lark Sparrow is one of them. I could hear these little guys in the trees with a very unique song (in my opinion). After quite some…

Double-crested Cormorant …and friends

Yesterday I discovered Double-crested Cormorants hanging out at the top of a couple of very tall trees at the lake. They were pretty far away so it was hard to get super photos. But they are pretty cool birds. Today my husband came with me to the lake and he called me over when he…