Monday, November 7, 2011

Autumn


Desert Mistletoe (dried)

various grasses amongst prickly pear cacti

grasshopper

random steps

Empress Leilia

Anderson Wolfberry

Sleepy Orange butterfly on Arizona Foldwing flower

bees like the AZ Foldwing flowers too

Turpentine Bush flowers

Cactus Wren in Mesquite tree
The above pictures were taken the last week of October.  The scenery looked different this morning when it was cold and raining and there was a brief dusting of snow on the tops of the mountains:


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35 comments:

Gary said...

Great tour of a climate very different from ours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Snap said...

The desert has such beautiful color. I need that reminder! Gorgeous!

Sylvia K said...

So warm and colorful looking! We can all use that reminder, Diane! Gorgeous captures as always! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Great pictures of Fall in your area...Seems as if different areas of the country portray Fall in many different ways, don't they????

Love your butterflies and bees... Ours are pretty much gone from here now.
Hugs,
Betsy

siga said...

It's hard to call the "autumn" all that blooming festival! As I came from the land of four seasons, it reminds me of spring! And that grasshopper looks amazing, so different colors.

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, so many interesting things to see in the desert. I am hoping to get to see the spring flowers there next year. Seeds are being sown in more ways than one :)

Icy BC said...

Such beautiful things in your world, and interesting too.

Gorgeous photos, Diane!

Magpie said...

Such lovely pictures. I especially love the Empress butterfly or moth..which is it? Then the bee on blossoms...bees...one of my favorites.

Barb said...

Fall in the desert looks so lovely. My friend in Rio Verde told me they had strange weather today - even a bit of hail.Your photos are gorgeous - I especially like the butterflies and bee.

Rohrerbot said...

It's beautiful here....and even more so after the rain event we had this morning. I actually had the day off so I enjoyed every single drop of it!

betchai said...

so love your pictures Diane, especially those grasses glowing in soft light, they are so brilliant. your pictures always remind me how beautiful and diverse the life is in the desert.

Martha Z said...

The desert comes alive this time of year. As the cold and damp move into my world, I envy yours in this season.

Gaelyn said...

I'm all for going back to that beauty of autumn. Especially as I woke up to snow Saturday and this morning.

ladyfi said...

The desert looks so colourful and gorgeous in its autumn dress! Lovely shots.

angryparsnip said...

My post was all ready to go this morning when it was raining but as soon as I hit the post key and looked up just as the clouds lifted and snow appeared. Just my luck.
A little strange and cold for our November but happy to have some rain.

cheers, parsnip

Darla said...

Glorious photos all, but I must admit that I keep going back to the mistletoe one...something about it just draws me inside of it...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Excellent! Really like #3... Great lighting on the grasses.

Thendral said...

Lovely! Butterflies, bee, flowers are very beautiful.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I was just about to say that the desert looked a bit like Outback Australia - then I saw the snow!!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

There is always something beautiful to see, to photograph and to share in the desert.
Costas

Pete said...

love the light in the grass

EG Wow said...

So much life in the desert! I've never heard of desert mistletoe before.

Clytie said...

Beautiful! I am in awe of your world!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh, diane, your photos are always worth the look.
simply gorgeous!!
superb composition, too!

Loree said...

Somehow I cannot imagine snow in a desert, although it shouldn't be surprising since its high up on mountains.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Wow, that grasshopper photo is crazy cool!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful images of autumn.

Thérèse said...

Great October pics and one can feel the fresh air after the rain.

Thérèse said...

Nice to see the snow without having to deal with it...

Louis la Vache said...

What a nice collection of images of autumn in the desert!

Genie said...

What a fabulous series of pictures for a person who has never stopped to think about fall in Arizona. I have learned a lot from your photos tonight. The butterflies and the flowers are lovely. And mistletoe....that is too cool. The steps are beautiful. What a wonderful contribution this week. genie

Lindy MacDuff said...

Lovely, as always! You actually had snow before us - and that's okay with me - LOL! ;-)

Betsy Grant said...

These shots are lovely. I especially like the butterflys.

Amin said...

Hello! Thank You very much for so beautiful nature photos!

Splendid Little Stars said...

You've captured Autumn in your part of the world so well! wonderful photos!