Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mostly Birds and Cacti

From a mid-January walk:















Have a wonderful week!

21 comments:

Giga said...

Beautiful blue sky and wonderful birds. Here is the white of the snow. Regards.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Captivating cornucopia of cactii & cute critters.

Thérèse said...

Such a happy life in the Arizona Desert!
Happy Valentine's Day! Ahead of time but you gave us a reminder...

Betty Manousos said...

such beautiful photos, diane!and your header is gorgeous, too:))

Roberta Warshaw said...

Sight for sore eyes....

Barb said...

I liked taking this nature walk with you - I was soaking up the warmth. Thanks for the heart cacti!

angryparsnip said...

What a wonderful walk. I love the third photo of all the tiny birds on the small tree.

cheers, parsnip

Loree said...

What an amazing variety of birds you get there.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Thanks for the post, Diane. I always look forward to your desert photos. Is that an old saguaro cactus skeleton? Very unusual.

Petrus van Zyl said...

the first photo in the series is a wow from me
have a great day

Laura. M said...

Diane great all, they do not prick in cactus;))
Good Wednesdays.
Besos.

Chris Rohrer said...

That's the best area to explore right now! Especially near the upper part of the dam. Migrants are beginning to pass through the area!

Darla said...

That first photo is amazing -- love all the variety of cacti and how it's framed with the blurring in the foreground. I can almost feel all those textures!

The other one I'm drawn to is the two saguaros; how one is just the ribs while the other is alive and well. It's honesty is so poignant. Love it.

DeniseinVA said...

Your photos are great to look at and I always love those birds. Living near the desert I think you are so lucky. I have always enjoy my vacations there in the past. Hopefully it won't be long before I can get out there again one day.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Diane, greeting and good wishes.

Excellent photos. Very interesting.

Best wishes

Ela said...

What a beautiful collection of photos !
I love this lovely colour of the sky !
Greetings

rainfield61 said...

Birds are beautiful. The photographer must be beautiful too.

maccandace said...

I'm so envious of all those Cedar Waxwings and the Phainopeplas, neither of which I ever see even though they are up here. I like the shadow of the plant on the Mockingbird. All beautiful, I need to take a walk in your 'hood.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Γλυκύτατες εικόνες!

Ponto Cute said...

Fotos lindas!
Bjos

DeniseinVA said...

Your desert photos are fantastic! So much to see. I love to visit the desert. It is always very beautiful.