Friday, January 10, 2014

Winter Snapshots

These pictures are from the last week of December when I went for a walk to the creek:


Curve-billed thrasher




Mockingbird



Cooper's hawk nest
 
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Here are a couple of cats, Sam is our neighbor and Odin lives with us:

Sam

Odin

And this cactus painting by my grand kids who live in Massachusetts, ages 3 1/2 years and 9 months:



H a v e   a  g r e a t   d a y !

19 comments:

Betty Manousos said...

oh so lovely!
your little cats are so darn cute!

happy weekend pal!
xx

Roberta said...

Love the cactus "fingers" LOL so cute!

cieldequimper said...

The painting is a beauty! So is that stream and everything along it. You are so fortunate!

Darla said...

wonderful variety in this collection of photos; I'm partial to the cats, of course, but the cactus fingers are cute, too. :-)))

Giga said...

Piękny jest widok na pierwszym zdjęciu i zupełnie inny niż u nas. Kotki są podobne :). Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful is the view of the first picture and completely different than ours. Females are similar :). Yours.

Barb said...

Diane, What a creative cactus/hand painting! That's a keeper, for sure. I love visiting you because I like to imagine warmth somewhere! Love the light on that last tree shot.

Thérèse said...

The hand painting is memorable and awesome!

Prospero said...

Cactus art. Priceless.

But I also love your photos of the desert.

I keep trying to grow my own desert here, slowly, one seed at a time, but it's all so hopeless--as soon as they start growing, a wall of lush, subtropical weeds surround them.

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful photos.
I woke-up on Thursday morning to a beautiful Coopers Hawk on my fence just a few feet away. Beautiful.
Love the hand print cactus. So clever.

cheers, parsnip

Candace said...

Beautiful, I especially love #7 plus the cats, of course.

rainfield61 said...

Your winter scene is nothing different from some other times.

betchai said...

beautiful, our winter here is same as yours, looks like fall

lronglim said...

Beautiful shots of the desert...

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

όμορφες φωτογραφίες, ξεχωριστές!

Snapperoni :: Photography said...

What a nice view! I particularly love that photo of the mockingbird -- so postcard perfect. We don't get to see much of these in the city... none at all, actually. XD

Kat_RN said...

Beautiful place to walk, and lovely cats.
Thank you for sharing.
Kat

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours.

teca said...

A beautiful story in pictures.
What sweetness hands painted!...

Hugs.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice post and captivating desert photos !