Friday, September 3, 2010

More Summer Snapshots

Is it September already? These pictures are from the morning of August 20th:
Sunrise

The hills look green during summer monsoon season

Ocotillo

A young Gambel's quail

 Over the hill

Primrose by the stream

Black Coachwhip

Tres Amigos?

Mexican Bird of Paradise
 Have a nice weekend. :)

30 comments:

Tracy said...

I could have done without the snake, but the rest of it is beautiful. LOL. Have a super weekend!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful shots Dianne.
Costas

Thérèse said...

Fauna and flora look good in your area despite the heat!

Regina said...

Beautiful scenes and captures Diane. Love the first one!
Happy September and enjoy your weekend.
Regards.
xo

cieldequimper said...

You've just made my evening. Everything is so beautifully perfect (except the snake, sorry!)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Loree said...

I love seeing your little (or maybe not so little ;)) corner of the world. Lots of wild natural beauty.

Misalyn said...

Welcome back!

Fantastic captures Diane, as always! I was about to close my computer when I saw that you have updated your blog. Wonderful series of shots.

Have a great weekend!

Gaelyn said...

It really was a great monsoon season. Love how green the desert looks. But I can't believe it's almost Fall already.

angryparsnip said...

I have so many quail of all ages this year on my property that forget coveys it is a herd !

As always lovely photos.

cheers, parsnip

@ Tracy I have learned to love this snake it helps keeps my packrat population in check and eats rattlesnakes !

Barb said...

You always find such beauty to share, Diane. Your sunrise is the start of something special. PS TJ is adorable!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous snapshots of your world, Diane! I like that Mexican Bird of Paradise!

Prospero said...

Hello Diane. The air looks so crisp (unlike the habitual haziness here). Beautiful Caesalpinia!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These are all so gorgeous and descriptive. I really like the angle of the second shot and love the quail. However, that snake is not a favorite. While I am scared to death of them, you've captured him very well in that photo. You are brave :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, It's great to hear from you... I miss your gorgeous Arizona pictures... Beautiful ones today... Love the Mexican Bird of Paradise... How pretty!!! And the Ocotillo is so pretty. Don't think I've ever seen that.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

rohrerbot said...

You can feel the difference in the morning!!! It's so nice and cool!!

The Retired One said...

Lovely photos!

Ayie said...

You have to be an early bird to catch such great sunrise!

You are in a beautiful place, I love seeing your part of world through your photos.

rainfield61 said...

I am having a fresh smell from the desert.

So good.

Clytie said...

Absolutely beautiful shots. Especially that Bird of Paradise - it seems to glow with yellow fire!

Allison said...

What a sunrise! It's so interesting to see the different flowers you have in the desert, Diane. It is so unlike what we have here. I love the warm colors you get there. But that snake! :)

Lindy MacDuff said...

Dreamy sunrise and lovely desert scenery. I like your tres amigos. =)

Stephanie said...

I like that picture 'over the hill'. Love the sight of those mountains at the background ;-)

Tes said...

Diane, your photos are beautiful. They look as if they jumped out of a magazine. Like Stephanie, the over the hill shot is lovely, so relaxing! :)

Thendral said...

Nice shots. Sun rise is beautiful

Pete said...

great set. love the colours captured

Julie said...

Me no like snakes!!! Hehehe. Nice photos! Hey, that Mexican Bird of Paradise is so different from the regular BOP! Wowzers!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Fantastic shots Diane! Love the Tres Amigos!

kathrin said...

your blog makes me happy !

jeannette said...

Beautiful pics Diane, showing that the desert is not a place of just sand! Can't remember ever seen the Mexican bird of paradise, quite different from the more common one.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!! I love the Octillo, sunrise Saguaro......nicely composed!