Wednesday, December 5, 2012

One Square Mile

Here are a bunch of snapshots taken within the same square mile on eight different days in October:

hover fly on tickseed sunflower


tree lizard on bracket fungus


climbing snapdragon


house finch


barrel cactus fruit


bobcat


ivyleaf morning glory


old saguaro cactus - perhaps suggesting a carousel horse


mockingbird singing


desert cotton - fruit and leaves


One day, around Halloween, part of the creek looked orange...





while upstream the water had its usual tea color.


two hard-to-see katydids on Arizona foldwing


a pair of fence lizards on a boulder


Thurber's desert honeysuckle


walking stick

I hope your week is going happily!  :)

19 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Great series of shots and I loved the critters, especially the Bobcat.

Thérèse said...

You always have so awesome pictures! I love the tea color of the water, the water permitting such flora and fauna...

tom sullivan said...

Yesterday, just before dark, I saw a Bobcat crouched at one end of a culvert, just like a cat at a mousehole.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Tom, cool observation! This bobcat also looked into the culvert but kept on walking...

cieldequimper said...

All are wonderful but the bobcat is my favourite!

Alicia said...

So, so, so...beautiful! Makes me miss Arizona so! I can't remember the last time I saw a lizard!

Gaelyn said...

Wow, a bobcat! Sure is an interesting and varied sq mi. You have captured it well.

betchai said...

so much diversity, beauty and life in one square mile

Annie said...

My friend, B, has a bobcat that wonders through her yard on a regular basis. Sometimes she manages a picture.

The carousel horse is one I would avoid.

Walking sticks are fascinating. I've never actually seen one though.

Julie said...

Oh, how I wish I could find a walking stick here!!! Or a mantid of any kind! I love that Desert Honeysuckle! Gorgeous!

Congrats of becoming a grandma again to Tyler's to-be sibling! I have just found out my son is having a girl in February as well!

Loree said...

What amazing wild life you have in your part of the world. That bobcat is just awesome.

Barb said...

I lays enjoy visiting the desert with you. Glad you could "capture" some of he critters.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So much biodiversity in 1 square mile! Also, great how you go from macro to telephoto, and everything in between! Great desert photography.

rainfield61 said...

So many good pictures in one day.

Sure feel very happy.

Diane AZ said...

Thanks Rain, the pics were from same place but not all the same day. Sometimes I don't see anything to use for my blog. Happy trails to you. :)

teca said...

Lovely... beautiful shots in one day!!!

Hugs.

Magia da Inês said...

✿✿°•.
Fotos super lindas!
Natureza muito linda!

Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
¸.✿°°•.¸.¸•°♡⊱╮╮

Betsy Adams said...

Amazing what one can see when walking one mile--with a camera... Great shots, Diane.

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Darla said...

Fabulous! Love the lizards...they are such a delight. And, wow, another capture of a bobcat -- impressive!