Wednesday, April 10, 2013

To the Creek and Back

Hello. These snapshots are from April 1st when the weather was sunny and warm.



Black Phoebe


Cooper's hawk nest









Some ocotillo branches with reddish leaves light up in the sun:


Lots of lizard activity, fun to watch, haven't seen any snakes yet this year.



Bajada Lupine

Painted Lady butterfly

We had some weird weather yesterday when fog and dust were hiding the mountains:


Almost back to normal weather here today, except that it feels cool for April.

That's about it for now.

Have a great day!

22 comments:

Janie said...

What a beautiful day you captured in these photos. Love all the animal and bird pics.

Giga said...

Piękna pogoda i zielono. Śliczne ptaki, motyl i inne zwierzątka. Miło było na wszystko patrzec. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful weather and green. Beautiful birds, butterflies and other animals. It was nice to look at everything. Yours.

Barb said...

I'm basking in your warmth and enjoying those desert critters!

angryparsnip said...

Ack.... You saw a Coopers Hawk nest !
I am so envious !
I hate to say this but the weather was so warm I turned on my pool heater and then we got the weird weather ! Opps !
Wonderful photos.

cheers, parsnip

Julie said...

Every photo you take is just exceptional!!!

Jo said...

What beautiful captures Diane. And to have seen the Coopers Hawk on its nest, WOW. Thanks for the walk through your day. Greetings,Jo

Petrus van Zyl said...

some stunning photos in this set

Thérèse said...

Such a poetic post!
I have a crush for the fourth one.

michaelwatsonvt said...

Thanks for taking us along with you!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, beautiful places:) I am greeting

Loree said...

The photo of the two ducks is just gorgeous. We had some weird cool weather last Sunday. It was really windy too.

Maria Kristina Maano said...

Beautiful photos. You're lucky you can still get this close with the animals & birds. I don't have the pleasure if such here in the city.

Darla said...

You are truly my eyes to the desert. I can feel the essence of a place, and sort of sink into its vibrations, but you capture such awesome detail for which I'm very grateful. :-)

betchai said...

oh, you always have great pictures of flora, fauna and landscape around you, so inspiring.

Celeste said...

Beautiful photos as always :) The Verdin and the lupin are my favourites. Looks like a lovely walk.

trav4adventures said...

Oh, what beautiful views! Thank you for sharing them with us.
~~Cheryl Ann~~

Rizalenio said...

The animals look so happy. The nature here is fantastic as seen in your photographs.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful shots, Diane. Love that Cooper's hawk!

rainfield61 said...

Everything looks the same, but is actually different one second later.

Kiran palwasha said...

Wow. You have shared with us true nature picture. All snaps are great. I loved these two ducks ..lovely !
Have a great week.

Annie said...

That last picture just knocks my socks off.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

How neat to find a Cooper's Hawk nest! I love the foggy image at the end.

~Lindy