Saturday, August 2, 2014

Summer Strolls and Spiders

Hello! All of these images are from July. I have woven three spiders in with my morning walk pictures. I found the spiders around the house: one on the ceiling, one on the wall and one on the ground.

quail on the trail

Gambel's quail family

fiddle back

prickly pear fruit

funnel weaver

agave blossom

desert tarantula

chain-fruit cholla flower

ground squirrel

saguaro with dove on top

Joining in with Saturday's Critters party at Viewing Nature with Eileen.

H a v e   a   n i c e   d a y !

19 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a great critter post.. I love the cute Quail family.. And the Spider are cool, not too sure about a tarantula. UUGH!! Great post and photos. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Beautiful pictures! I especially like the 4th one.

Have a great month!

rainfield61 said...

These critters are lining up to make their appearance.

Great desert lives.

Marie said...

I haven't seen a tarantula here, but did see one when we went up to Mogollon and rented a cabin two years ago. He was resting on one of the logs by the door where one entered and never moved. Seeing your saguaros, I know you are in the southern half of the state. Loved your photos. Looks like the perfect trail on which to walk!

angryparsnip said...

I always have lots of tarantulas around my home at this time of the year,
I accidentally killed a baby while trying to get it out of the house. I felt bad. I like them because they eat scorpions !

cheers, parsnip

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos from your walk. The spiders aren't my favorite critters, but your shots of them are great.

Andrea Priebe said...

I have seen all of these except the spiders on my trip to Arizona. I'm thinking I am glad that I didn't see the spiders even though I think they are great and interestng in pictures. I have held a tarantula. They are more like furry little pets, but the others I know nothing about. Wonderful pictures, Diane ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Julie said...

Oh, hello Mr. Ground Squirrel!!!!! You are such a doll. Love the flora and fauna, but the spiders, not so much!!!!! Lolol. The tunas on the cactus are so gorgeous. Now we know where we got the color MAGENTA!!! ;)

Christian Weiß said...

Great capture, I like the quails.

cieldequimper said...

Though I don't really mind spiders, tarantulas give me the creeps! :-)Love the quail family!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful series!

janiceadcock said...

Lovely photos!

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°♪♬♫º°
O deserto está cheio de surpreendentes belezas!...
Bom domingo! Ótima semana!
Beijinhos.
♡♡º°。

maryaustria said...

A great series of photos! The nature is so beautiful. The photos of the spiders are gorgeous although I wouldn´t like to have them around my home ;)

Darla said...

Wonderful blend of photos… I'm partial to the quail (I call them bobble-heads) and adore the tarantula … I didn't know tarantula ate scorpions! Hmmm…I wonder if I could find someone who breeds tarantulas? And, if so, I wonder how I might entice one to stay in our back yard and eat our annoying scorpions! LOL

jeannettestgermain said...

Hope you remember me (had the blog Artistique on blogspot but moved to wordpress) - have seen the prcikly pear in the grocery store - is it worth eating? And how do you prepare it for eating?
Am disturbed about what is happening at the AZ and TX borders - I hope your state is able to do something about it!

Janie said...

Great photos. I really like the spiders and tarantulas. Those guys don't get enough press!

Candace said...

I'm horrified of spiders but the others are great shots!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is such a different ecosystem in the desert!