Wednesday, February 20, 2013

By the creek

Hello!  Here are some scenes from a leisurely walk by the creek:

desert cotton

phainopepla - female

phainopepla - male

desert mistletoe

dried Arizona foldwing bracts

foldwing with prickly pear cactus

creosote with house finch

saguaro with cactus wren

Happy Wednesday!


Martha Z said...

What a lovely walk, I wish I could take it with you in reality rather than virtually.
Our usual walk here is lovely, through the oaks and past several ponds but I look forward to some variety. In truth, there is always something new to see, a bird, a plant or an unexpected sighting such as the fox we saw last week.
Happy nature viewing, Diane.

cieldequimper said...

There is nothing even remotely like this wonderful walk here. Thanks!

Giga said...

Oglądałam powiększone zdjęcia, są bardzo ładne. Podziwiam ptaka, który siedzi na kaktusie. Pozdrawiam.
I watched enlarged pictures are very nice. I admire the bird that sits on the cactus. Yours.

angryparsnip said...

hahahahaha, this beautiful walk looks so much different today !
The Scotties when out durning the snow storm and said " hey we didn't sign up for this we were born in California by the beach... surf not snow !

cheers, parsnip

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wonderful photos, Diane.... Did you all get any of that snow in your state?


Thérèse said...

Such a nice mix. Just enough to dream...

Prospero said...

A memorable walk, to be sure... And I can feel the dryness of the air under that halcyon sky.

rainfield61 said...

Desert will never be boring and dull.

This is what I have learned from you.

Loree said...

Thanks for taking us with you on your walk. I am learning so much about deserts. I will never think of them again as lifeless places.

Anonymous said...

Your capture of the male Phainopepla is spot-on perfect! The scenery is gorgeous, particularly with the water in image 5. Such a beautiful place!


Unknown said...

By the creek blog is very good and full of information in terms of nature and birds. The photos of birds are very awesome, and the interesting fact is that, the snap is taken just by walking and spending some leisure time.

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