Thursday, May 19, 2011

To the woods and back

Staghorn Cholla Cactus



Hummingbird monitoring project in the forest



Pretty colors!




Vitex tree


Pictures are from a morning nature walk last week.  The final two pics show Lil Hummer in our garden.  We still see him (or her) each day, but Lil Hummer is not the only baby bird in our yard.

~~to be continued~~

24 comments:

ONG said...

Awesome, awesome pics! Especially love the hummingbird photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like you had a gorgeous walk, Diane. Can't wait to see the next post.

Love seeing the little hummers. They are gorgeous.
Hugs,
Betsy

Magpie said...

You take such beautiful pictures. I love Lil Hummer. How adorable. I have two baby Vitex trees also and the hummers do love them.

angryparsnip said...

Love love love that the little humming bird is staying around your yard.
I have several zooming around my yard but I don't feed them. I want to but I can't have them dependent on me to fill the feeder.
Your photos are always so wonderful.

cheers, parsnip

Janie said...

The cholla cactus blossom is lovely. And I always enjoy seeing the hummers.

texwisgirl said...

these are lovely - came over from your other blog to say the bloom and very heavily laden bees is a wonderful shot! (comments weren't available on it) :)

tracy said...

Hey, the big bad hummingbird I call Sluggo came back a couple of days ago. I was so glad to see him again! You capture the beauty of the desert so perfectly.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

Great photos. It was so cool yesterday and now today, I'm going up into the desert where I heard some petroglyphs are tomorrow morning. Up by Cave Creek. Hope it's still cool.

tom sullivan said...

Thanks for taking us on your walk!

betchai said...

you started with that very beautiful and unique cholla blossom and ended with inspiring shots of hummingbird, as always, you have a very inspiring walk Diane.

Stephanie said...

hello Dianne, yes the colours are really pretty! I especially like the last pic. The bird against the colourful background. Have a wonderful weekend.

cieldequimper said...

Thanks for sharing your glorious walk and breathtaking colours of the little fellow!

Thérèse said...

What a nice cholla flower! and long life to these little fellows. Enjoy the weekend in their company.

Icy BC said...

I love all your humming bird photos, and now I want to get a humming bird feeder and see if we have them in the city.

Clytie said...

The hummingbird pictures are adorable - and I bet you didn't notice that beautiful Staghorn Cholla Cactus has a perfect heart!!!
I'd love to feature this next week for Guest Heart Thursday - may I???

clytie-randomhearts.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Flowers and hummers. Just the best combination for pics.

Sage said...

Some of the reasons we love it here in southern Arizona...expressed BEAUTIFULLY!

Allison said...

You know... Switzerland has teeny tiny hummingbirds, but the ones you show here are the ones I remember from growing up! Beautiful!!

Barb said...

Such wonderful photos of your desert spring, Diane. What an abundance of Hummers!

Amin said...

Very beautiful pictures...

Lindy MacDuff said...

Another beautiful exhibit of life and scenery in the Sonoran Desert.

Amin said...

I see the beautiful blue bird...

Darla said...

Glorious! How green the desert is right now!

Amin said...

Beautiful post!