Tuesday, August 23, 2011

At the Canyon

the morning after the rain...



swarm of flying ants


Pringle's Clustervine on canyon wall


happy Desert Senna :)


tea-colored water


Cereal Flies on Trailing Four O'Clock



Hooker's Evening Primrose across the creek


Bee on Scarlet Spiderling


reflected boulders


 Leaf Footed Bug?




Western Tanager




a friendly Cardinal





29 comments:

ladydazy said...

Oh I love red cardinals. They sound so pretty.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmm! :-) Another wonderful collection with my favourite being the reflections of the boulders. The flying ants aren't my thing, not since we've had them in the kitchen...

Darla said...

Fab photos! Aren't the wings on those flies beautiful with the transparency and the dots? And the "reflected boulders" capture is magnificent--a wonderful shot for contemplative writing.

Emille said...

Looks like those flying ants are big!
I see Tyler Jet is a very important person in your life:):)

Icy BC said...

I can't believe that there are so many different flowers blooming in the desert, and so many things to see also!

rainfield61 said...

They are enormous out there.

Included the flying ants.

They are out of my imagination.

Magpie said...

You take such wonderful pictures and how to you know the names of all those bugs? Fantastic. I would have sworn those were bats instead of flying ants. :)

betchai said...

i love the patterns in your reflected boulders, and the stair looks so inviting to take a step and see what it out there, which reveals how wonderful your world is. beautiful pictures, Diane.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Rain is a rare thing for that area, isn't it???? The birds and critters don't know what to make of it!!!! ha...

Great pictures--but the ant one made me chill...
Hugs,
Betsy

Kathiesbirds said...

So nice to see these shots. It's been over a year since I have been to Sabino Canyon. It sure looks inviting.

Julie said...

What gorgeous photos of your area!!! Why can't I live kinda near all this beauty??? LOL. I really love the color in the Scarlet Spiderling!!! WOW! Just gazing at your photos makes me so melancholy!

Pete said...

love your world and how you capture it

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A wonderful collection of photos!

siga said...

Flying ants fooled me! I really thought they were birds! NIce surroundings!

Naqvee said...

the leaf looking bug... saw it for the first time...

very b'ful pics clicked with patience

Thérèse said...

Delightful pictures truly to enjoy. I miss the time spent in the wild...
My favorite? The cereal flies having breakfast together...
Nice conversation with Mr Cardinal.
P.S. A kissing bug perhaps?

Spiderdama said...

What a wonderful world and so many great photos.

Loree said...

you are lucky that you've had rain. I could not believe that those were ants. I thought they were birds or bats.

Warren said...

Great pictures! I like the way you captured the ant swarm -- all the wing patterns look really cool when your picture is viewed full size.

Barb said...

I love the steps, of course, and the bug - really looks like the desert is blooming right now. Keep those ants there, though.

Martha Z said...

I bet that rain was very welcome.

Amin said...

Hello! I also agree with these comments...
Beautiful photos!

Lrong said...

Excellent captures of the subjects...

Hendrik Morkel said...

Gorgeous photos - thanks for sharing!

Amin said...

Thank You very much for sharing!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

hi diane,

i love these shots.
breathtakingly gorgeous!!

thanks for sharing your beautiful world with us.

betty xx

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

...you're documenting it so perfectly!

Amin said...

Wonderful place!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Lovely, lovely images from your post-rain trek!