Thursday, September 10, 2015

Summer Snapshots

Hello! These pictures are from July and August. The first two are from short nature walks in the desert and the rest are from the neighborhood and backyard.

chain fruit cholla flower with ant

Harris' antelope ground squirrel


Cooper's hawk

A bobcat came into our yard, took a long seven-minute drink of water from the toad's dish and left.


The toad has been living in our backyard for a few years but we only see it during monsoon seasons.

Sonoran desert toad


zucchini blossom

nasturtium, cucumber and tomato

roadrunner with lizard


baby verdin

baby cardinal

I saw a colorful tanager in my yard several times this summer.

western tanager with mourning doves
Have a good day!


Giga said...

Lynx must have been very thirsty, so long drink. Beautiful sunrise and birds and dragonfly. Regards.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A spectacular desert post!! You get an incredible variety of plants and animals in your part of the desert. Great bobcat shot. He looks awfully skinny, don't you think?

Barb said...

Such wonderful desert photos of landscapes and critters, Diane. I saw that you were still in triple digits a few days ago. What a treat to see the Bobcat! And that Cooper's Hawk!

angryparsnip said...

So very beautiful.

cheers, parsnip

Ramakrishnan said...

Wow ! These pics are truly bewitching captivating and fascinating ! Love them all !

Marcie said...

Your pictures are stunning! Love those desert colors and the varieties of wildlife. So nice to see what summer is like in your part of the world!4

Unknown said...

Wonderful flowers and critters! How awesome to have a bobcat visiting. It must have been very thirsty.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful cast of characters, Diane.

Joseph Pulikotil said...


Lovely photos. Does your frog croak when it stops raining?

Best wishes

rainfield61 said...

A nice walk, which I have missed for more than a month.

Loree said...

Beautiful nature. I can't believe the bobcat came so close.

PJ van Zyl said...

Great share thank you

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Nice critter pictures.....

Kind regards,

Anonymous said...

You have a very active neighborhood!

Janie said...

You have some great shots, but the bobcat has to be the most unusual!

Thérèse said...

You took such nice shots during your desert's walk and in your backyard too. Amazing bobcat.



Betty Manousos said...

i totally enjoyed your photos! thanks for sharing and happy halloween!