Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nature Walks

A walk around the school late December:

hummingbird, vermillion flycatchers,
Gila woodpecker, house finch, starling,
 mockingbird, cactus wren

A walk to the creek late December:

golden leaves on cottonwood trees, Cooper's hawk and nest,
 cardinal, desert mistletoe, blooming brittlebush

Early December at the dam:


Early January at the dam:






ferns, mosses and lichens growing on the canyon wall







E n j o y  y o u r  d a y !

22 comments:

angryparsnip said...

Thank you for making my morning even better.
Love the Wren with the cactus that was topped off. Love the tiny arm growing.

cheers, parsnip

Chris Rohrer said...

Hi Diane! Hope you've had a wonderful start to the New Year. Lots of good critters, including the birds, hanging out around the creek right now! Including a Golden-crowned Kinglet at Stop 2. Pretty awesome!

Laura. M said...

I like all Diane. But more collages;)

Barb said...

I'm enjoying my day more by soaking in the warmth of your desert photos! It's snowing hard here. Should I send you some?

Thérèse said...

Oh my! You are catching up with beauties!
I love the whole post.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Breathtakingly beautiful pictures.You live in a truly enchanting part of the world.

Giga said...

Beautiful birds, and of the views of both the December and January. Regards.

maccandace said...

Love the Cedar Waxwing, another bird I never see. How high up is that hawk nest? I saw a huge nest that looks similar to that at one of the parks I frequent but it was really only about 7 feet off the ground and close to a sidewalk and I didn't think a hawk would have a nest so low.

Diane AZ said...

Hi Maccandace, the hawk nest was about 25 feet high.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Diane, greetings.

Lovely photos.

Best wishes

maryaustria said...

Such amazing photos! This landscape is so fascinating!

Ratty said...

You've captured such a beautiful place. The desert has always been interesting to me, especially since I've never been to any myself.

Celeste said...

Beautiful female Phainopepla photo, I love how she blends so perfectly with the tree limb.
Have a great weekend :)

Loree said...

Such a diversity of plants and creatures! There are so many that I have never seen.

Petrus van Zyl said...

the light is very special

Lea said...

Seeing those sceneries will surely make one appreciate the beauty of nature more!

DeniseinVA said...

How very beautiful! You have certainly started my day off with a smile. Thank you :)

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Οι εικόνες σας πάντα ξεχωρίζουν.

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Loved the two collages.

Celeste said...

Oh my goodness, I just realised it is a Cedar Waxwing, not a Phainopepla! Clearly I need new glasses :) Lovely photo anyway!

Diane AZ said...

Celeste, The female phainopepla and cedar waxwing do look alike!

Ela said...

These are so gorgeous photos !