Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July

The trails (where I usually walk) reopened last week after being closed for a month. Here are some snapshots from the past week:





Ash-throated flycatcher


Chainfruit Cholla blossom


Black-tailed jackrabbit


Saguaro fruit rind


Round-tailed ground squirrel with mesquite bean


Verdin




Desert Spiny lizard


Pyrrhuloxia

32 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I'll bet you've missed this walk and all the creatures and views along it.

angryparsnip said...

Lovely to have the trails open again.

As usual your photos are smashing !

cheers, parsnip

cieldequimper said...

I'm just amazed at all the wildlife you see. Love those horses!

siga said...

Seing all of them I would enjoy too! I dont think I ever seen jackrabbit, he looks so funny :) And I love lizards, and birds, and cacti, and your photos... :))

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Diane. I know you are thrilled that the trails are opened again. Love that last bird... Adorable!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

really adorable captures!
SO beautiful shots!!

glad the trails are open again.

Darla said...

Priceless shot of the ground squirrel with the bean! LOL When I first saw one of those little desert guys I thought he was naked! :)

tracy said...

Leave it up to you to make Arizona look like a slice of heaven even in July! :-)

Debbie Lo said...

These were certainly worth waiting for! What a nice variety of photos. I love them all!

Clytie said...

I am in awe of the beauty you found here! I enlarged most of the photos and ... I am enthralled!!!

Janie said...

Nice shots. Wildlife, flowers, and scenery, what more could anyone ask for on a day's walk?

Pete said...

so many wonderful things to discover
great set

Thérèse said...

Such great pictures! The true life in the desert. And pictures which show how much patience you have.

Dawn said...

These are AMAZING!
I love that guy with the bean!!!!!

Icy BC said...

I'm always amazed at your wild life in the desert! You must be super in tune with nature to see all of these beautiful creatures.

Loree said...

That jack rabbit and ground squirrel made me smile. They are so cute. I love the huge ears of the rabbit.

Lindy MacDuff said...

That was a very enjoyable and fruitful trail walk, and loaded with wildlife - nice!

Karen said...

A terrific series of shots. I'd love to visit Arizona. That's a really interesting looking bird at the end.

SquirrelQueen said...

Wonderful shots! I love seeing all the animals down your way. The little round-tailed ground squirrel is adorable.

Magpie said...

I agree with Tracy! How do you do it? These are wonderful. Have you ever thought about submitting any of your photos to the Arizona Game and Fish? They do a calendar annually and I just know that they would love to see some of your photos.

ladydazy said...

Those horse are beautiful. My daughter would've loved to see them running so free. :)

EG Wow said...

YAY! I'm glad the trail is open again! I love all the critters you see in the desert.

Amin said...

Wonderful photos!

Martha Z said...

Great captures, Diane. I bet you are glad to get back on your walking path.

Barb said...

Such fabulous photos of desert flora and wildlife! I love the little squirrel eating the bean.

Nat said...

All beautiful captures, but I particularly like the jackrabbit (how big are his ears!?) and the squirrel.

Amin said...

Wonderful post!

Lrong said...

With such company, I'd be walking too... :)

Annie said...

These rich, but muted, colors are exactly as I picture a desert to be. The feeling of heat rising from the surface, the heaviness of the arid air, the special adaptation of the life there, are all brought to life here.

Amin said...

Wonderful photos!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wonderful set of photos!

i love your "world"!
so stunning!

hugs
betty xx

Kathiesbirds said...

Arizona is such an awesome place! great photos.