Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sunrise

I went for a short walk and enjoyed nice views in every direction.

southeast

east

northeast

north

west

south

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Linking with Skywatch Friday.


Friday, November 21, 2014

November Creek

These pictures are from a walk to the creek last week when the weather was still unseasonably warm. It has cooled off since then and feels more like autumn now.



saguaro cactus skeleton


reflection of sky and trees

house finches, curve-billed thrasher
phainopeplas female and male

house finch on saguaro


ravens

texan crescent, painted lady
checkered white, southern dogface

paperflower


o y  !

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Warm Autumn

So far this year autumn feels warmer than usual and I'm still seeing flowers, butterflies and moths. The first several images are from the garden and the last two are from natural desert areas.

Texan Crescent

Bee and Texas Sage

Mexican Yellow on Plumbago

Zinnia

Tobacco Hornworm on Vitex Tree

Hubbard Silkmoth

Unidentified Moth on Turpentine Flower


Paperflower, Brittlebush
Desert Marigold, Turpentine bush

Dainty Sulphur

Have a good day!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Autumn Birds

cactus wren

cactus wren on saguaro skeleton

mockingbird

black-throated sparrow on cholla cactus

curve-billed thrasher

house finch on creosote bush

phainopepla on desert hackberry bush

close-up phainopepla

Friday, October 24, 2014

October Skies

Colorful clouds at sunrise and sunset:

sunrise

sunset

western sky at sunrise

sunset reflected on car roof

sunset

sunset


Images of yesterday's eclipsed sun projected through foliage: