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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hooded Orioles arrive!


Hooded Oriole - March 2013
Hooded Orioles arrive!

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Aloe striata - custom pots - March 2013

Last year, Realm, a local landscape design firm, worked to turn what was dubbed "The Box" into a cozy patio. The pots look great. I've been disappointed that Realm did not remediate the staining on the concrete. It definitely detracts from the overall cool look.

Aloe Striata in custom made pots - March 2013
Aloe Striata in custom made pots - March 2013



Aloe Striata in custom made pots - March 2013
Aloe Striata in custom made pots - March 2013

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

A lizard enjoying Spa Ayers

A lizard enjoying a hot rock treatment at Spa Ayers. I couldn't ID him from my Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles in Arizona so if you know what he is, please let me know. At some point, he'd been in a skirmish because he'd lost part of his tail earning him the default name of "Stumpy."

Lizard enjoying a splash on the rocks in the fountain
Lizard enjoying the splash of the fountain, March 2013


Lizard enjoying a splash on the rocks in the fountain
The water was cold since the evenings are still cool.


Lizard enjoying a splash on the rocks in the fountain
He looked like he was enjoying himself.


Lizard enjoying a splash on the rocks in the fountain
But lizards are cold blooded which means
he was probably a bit too chilly in here.


Lizard enjoying a splash on the rocks in the fountain
I moved him to a warm rock in the sun and he sauntered off soon after.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mama and Papa Quail sighting!

I had my first sighting of Gambel's quail this season. A mama and a papa looking for seed under the feeders! This was six days later than last year when they I spotted them on March 10.

Callipepla gambelii nbii