Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer Snapshots

These pictures are from the month of August.





 













Have a good day!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Skies

Sunrise





Clouds




Moon




Rainbow



rainbow at sunset

Linking to Skywatch Friday

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More Garden Pics

Hi there! While the weather has been too hot for longer nature walks in the desert I've stayed pretty close to home. Some of the flowers are from my neighbors' yards.

desert bird of paradise, plumbago,
 desert willow, Mexican bird of paradise

hummingbird bathing in the rain

milkweed bug,
 green lynx spider, sulphur butterfly

This pet gulf coast box turtle has been living in our backyard for over fifteen years. We hadn't seen the turtle for weeks but soon after it started to rain Speedy was out walking around. The markings on the shell show up best when the shell is wet.

turtle walking in the rain

Texas sage, echiveria,
Texas sage, purple heart

Also called the Colorado River toad, the Sonoran Desert toad is a very large amphibian! For the past several years we've seen one in the backyard during monsoon season. This toad is most active at night and when it's raining.

Sonoran desert toad

Vitex tree

H a v e   a   H a p p y   D a y !

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Around the Garden













E n j o y   y o u r   d a y !

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Strolls and Spiders

Hello! All of these images are from July. I have woven three spiders in with my morning walk pictures. I found the spiders around the house: one on the ceiling, one on the wall and one on the ground.

quail on the trail

Gambel's quail family

fiddle back

prickly pear fruit

funnel weaver

agave blossom

desert tarantula

chain-fruit cholla flower

ground squirrel

saguaro with dove on top

Joining in with Saturday's Critters party at Viewing Nature with Eileen.

H a v e   a   n i c e   d a y !