Thursday, October 18, 2012

Early Autumn

Snapshots from early to mid-October:



Cooper's hawk


white-tailed deer


bracket fungus






Lion face?


emerald moth and sulphur butterfly on cottonwood leaf




gray hairstreak






desert cottontail


black-tailed jackrabbit


Sonoran Tiger Whiptail



Have a great day!

22 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Have a great day!!

With these wild lives.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a wonderful walk! :)

Magpie said...

Always beautiful! I love the clouds reflected in the water.

Thérèse said...

Beautiful pics.
The bracket fungi match perfectly the autumn mood but are not good to trees.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Great captures of autumn scenes Dianne.
Costas

angryparsnip said...

I was wondering when you would post some Fall photos !
The reflection one is lovely.
In Arizona this is the best time of the year, heat of summer is finally over and the perfect days of Fall till the much needed Winter storms come.

cheers, parsnip

Debbie Lo said...

Really beautiful photos! I love the hawk, and the deer, and the rabbits, and the lizard, and...and...well, you get the "picture." LOL

The desert looks gorgeous in the fall! Having never lived out west, I'd never have known that if I hadn't seen these pictures. Thanks so much for sharing!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Diane
What a lovely series of pictures of desert flora and fauna. Yes everything looks green and fall colours are yet to emerge ? Or is it that Arizona has minimal fall due to extreme desert climate.
Have a great day. Ram

Loree said...

Oh the ears on that jack rabbit just made me smile so much. There's nothing cuter than a rabbit :)

betchai said...

you always have a set of beautiful images showing the richness of life in your place, Diane.

Rohrerbot said...

You really nailed these shots. Absolutely gorgeous. We live in a such a beautiful part of the world. Love your pictures. They inspire me at this time of night to think about some more walking tomorrow:) Love the rabbits.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Lovely photos, as usual. I am especially partial to the dramatic sky and magnificent lighting in the first one.

Martha Z said...

You find an amazing variety of life there in your Sonoran Desert. Beautiful blue skies as well.

Kathie Brown said...

Beautiful shots! Love the lion's face!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous collection of photos.

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful diane!

such beautiful early autumn shots, i really love that one with the white-tailed deer...there's something about the light and composition. gorgeous!

thanks for sharing these gems with us.
happy weekend!

xx

teca said...

Loved the shots!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Warm hug from Brasil.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Really like that dark sky with sunlight in the foreground. Beautiful Cooper's hawk, and look at those fluffy ears on the deer! They look soft as velvet. How interesting the tree bark looks like a lion's face. Had I not enlarged the photos, I would have totally missed the yellow moth on the yellow leaf. Beautiful sky reflection in the pond. ALL lovely images!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, nature is painting remarkable pictures. I am greeting

Celeste said...

Beautiful photos as always. I haven't seen the deer in my yard yet, I'm sure they will be here soon.

Darla said...

What a remarkable lion face! And that last photo ... as if all the energy is drawn right there into the center ...

Julie said...

Great shots of the bracket fungus!!!