Looking for green

That was our primary goal when we set out on our little about-town adventure yesterday. I know if we don’t get more rain soon, the colors and beauty will start to wither away. We started out soon after sunrise. As we headed around town I was amazed at the lush green and many areas of…

Desert life

Besides the green that is everywhere (most noticeable to those of us who know this isn’t normal), our desert is filled with butterflies! Oh, and they are beautiful! Add to that the thousands of caterpillars clamoring to sticks, twigs, and cactus thorns! This morning on my desert hike I felt serenity in a rare desert…

Simple Nature

Rain! Yes, over the past couple of weeks we have had rain, rain, rain! So much, in fact, that July will go on record as the wettest month in the history of tracking! Washes are running and the ground is soaking it all up. Tiny things are growing and flowers are blooming in unexpected places….

Whoo do you see?

This morning we walked around our nearby gardens/cultural center hoping to find a few more spring flowers. I have seen the owl who often resides in this particular tree on previous visits, but wasn’t able to get a good photo before. This morning he was in good view when I stood almost directly below and…

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…