Sunday, July 8, 2012

Along the Mesquite Trail




flycatcher



mesquite beans



cowbird



shadows of leaflets on seed pods

"Everything is perfect in being what it is.
It has nothing to do with good or bad."
~Longchenpa (1308–1364)

20 comments:

rainfield61 said...

These are the pots of gold along the trail.

Betty Manousos said...

what a treat for the eyes~

oh, such beautiful photos! the mesquite trail looks totally awesome!thanks for taking us along.

Gaelyn said...

I so enjoy seeing the summer desert through your eyes.

betchai said...

oh, now i know what are mesquite, i always wondered where the name came from. and love your picture of the mesquite beans, and am amazed always at all your bird sightings in the trails.

Darla said...

Until your photos, I hadn't seen any red pods! Wonderful! As it happens, I was just out in the front yard helping to rake up the blanket of mesquite pods.

Rohrerbot said...

Mesquite beans are beautiful. Everytime I see them this time of year, I just look at how they cluster. And then when I dog sit, I have to make sure the dogs don't go overboard and eat too many of the pods:)

Thérèse said...

So many good things come out of the mesquite tree: "the tree of life."
And for sure birds know that :-)

Your pictures with the pods are simply marvelous.

siga said...

I wish one day i will really understand and accept the both sides of everything... Delicious photos, love especially the last one...

Arti said...

What beautiful shots! The trail indeed looks very inviting. And just loved the last shot and those wise words!!
Wish you a wonderful week ahead:)

Lindy MacDuff said...

I should pay better attention. I had never noticed before that the mesquite beans turn red. Or else, it's just been too long since we were back there and I have forgotten! ;-) I love the leaflet shadows on the seed pods.

Magpie said...

I'm always torn between which I enjoy more...your photos or your choice of words. Wonderful!

BlueShell said...

Indeed..."everything is perfect"...and your photos...Are...perfect!!!
Hugs
BShell

Icy BC said...

Love your photos, Diane, as I get to see a different livelihood in your part! The mesquite beans are beautiful with the shadow on them.

Barb said...

The beans, the colors, the shapes, the shadows - all perfect!

Chomp said...

A ver si estas avecillas me dejan un poco de fruto, porque me encanta.

Saludos.

Andrea said...

Hi, i haven't heard of mesquite trees and beans. I don't know what they are for, but they are very beautiful. And being a legume i know they help fertilize the soil.

Giga said...

Strąki fasoli są bardzo ozdobne i drzewo jest kolorowe, jakby były na nim kwiaty. *** Bardzo lubię do Ciebie zaglądać :-), bo przyroda jest inna niż u nas. Pozdrawiam.
Bean pods are very decorative and the tree is colored as if they were flowers on it. *** I like the look you :-), because nature is different than ours. Yours.

Smareis said...

Fiquei encantada com a beleza de suas imagens, são perfeita e bem focadas.
Gostei tanto do seus blog e do seu trabalho que ja estou te seguindo para voltar outras vezes pra ver e ler suas postagens.
Parabéns!
Grande abraço aqui do Brasil!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! i´m your newest follower :)

shyam thapa said...

Hi,
Amazing pictures all!
thank for share with us this awesome pictures.
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