Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Early Winter






























red-tailed hawk
Hello!
These pictures are from Thursday, the first day of winter.
Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

26 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous! I need a southern desert fix, soon.

angryparsnip said...

You have the best photo ever !
Always beautiful, love the moss one.

I haven't seen the Hawk that lives and has been munching his/her way through the critters around my home, for awhile. But I just saw him hanging around the other day and he is huge ! So either he grew or another one has moved in ?

cheers, parsnip

turquoisemoon said...

OK...I'm inspired to get outside today. Boy, those are beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing...

Annie said...

Filtered light on desert gold is just enough light to spot a meal.

eileeninmd said...

Love the hawk and the beautiful scenery. Lovely photos. Happy New Year!

Magpie said...

We should get together to take some pictures so I can get some pointers from you. Just beautiful...every one!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

This is such an incredible post! I viewed all your photos as a slide show so I could tell you what my favorites are, but I can't! There are too many great ones!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

gorgeous shots, diane!!!really gorgeous!

what a beautiful scenery!

big hugs.

Thérèse said...

It is just beautiful. I am already missing this part of Arizona having no more time to go hiking...
I am curious about the... (I have to count....) 12th pic: it is not moss, what is it, do you know?

Diane AZ said...

Therese - Yes, I think it is moss growing on the canyon wall. Surprising to see moss in the desert isn't it?

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous photos, Diane! I can still see colors in nature there. We are now in just gray and brow.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Lrong said...

Beautiful beautiful pics, Diane...
Happy 2012!

CameraCruise said...

Gorgeous shots, love them!

Julie said...

These are all very beautiful,...but who is that gorgeous BIG BOY on your sidebar??? Wasn't he just born??? My goodness, time is flying by! TJ is a doll!!!

betchai said...

beautiful shots and contrasts Diane, your shots are always amazing and inspiring. Happy New Year to you.

Darla said...

They are all fabulous; I particularly love the last desert scene...the foreground edge of a saguaro (I assume) then the backdrop of clouds...it almost looks like a painting...love it!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I like the light that filters through the clouds, delicious landscapes. I wish you a happy 2012.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Awesome enchanting magical & mystical captures. Looks like there is heaven on earth if you know where to find it.
Happy New Year.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Oh I forgot to mention-the red tailed hawk is magnificent,sitting regally atop a tree stump.

Amin said...

Hello! Thank You very much for so beautiful photos! Well done!

Amin said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Barb said...

Your photos always give the desert a facelift! I came by to wish you Happy 2012!

Martha Z said...

Beautiful images, Diane. Fall Color in Winter, the deserts best season. You make me want to get out for a hike.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Look at all those gorgeous colors! I am most impressed with the images of the red-tailed hawk; it's like it was actually posing for you. ;-)

ladydazy said...

Nymbers 1,5,6,7,8,10,11 & 14 are my favorites from this bunch!! Great photo's.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love the sagey greens and the golden oranges!