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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Cold last night

Ice on the stone cactus fountain this morning. Yeah it was cold last night.



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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Full moonrise on Christmas eve

Listening to the fountain and the tree frogs while watching the full moonrise on Christmas eve.



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Monday, December 21, 2015

Great White Egret

Saw one of these Great White Egrets flying across Houghton on my commute to the office today. They migrate through Southeast AZ.



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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sneaky

Sneaky, our resident roadrunner, has been hunting for a meal all morning.



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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Ocotillo branches



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Fall in the desert

Seasons in the Sonoran Desert change very subtlety. The light is lower and colors are warmwr. These desert grasses glow rose in the evening sun.



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Saturday, December 12, 2015

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Holiday 2015.4

Snowy pines.



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Holiday 2015.3

Owls in mirrored niche.



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Nashville Warbler in the backyard

My goal is to create an avian rest stop for birds traveling from their winter and summer homes. A Nashville warbler in the backyard is more evidence that I'm getting on the map!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Western Hog-nosed skunk

Just spent 10 minutes watching a Western Hog-nosed skunk rooting around in the backyard digging for something. He topped of his visit with a drink in the fountain. He has a bea-u-ti-ful fluffy tail! But I'm definitely keeping my distance!



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Saturday, November 14, 2015

American Kestrel - first sighting

Spotted this American Kestrel in the yard. His small size and vibrant color made me think he was a songbird at first. First time I'd seen one of these beautiful birds of prey!



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Friday, November 13, 2015

Londo

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Final resting place for art

The last piece of art from our Champagne residence is now in its final resting place.



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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Clouds and mountains

Cold with low hanging clouds across the  Catalina range this morning.



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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Glowing Cholla

I love the way the sun makes the Cholla glow.



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Landscape Project Day 3

Boulders added along the path to divert water during a monsoon down pour so the gravel doesn't end up in the driveway.



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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Londo in his carrier

I put the cat carrier out so that the kitties don't always associate it with a nasty trip to the vet. Londo is snoozing in it. Every time Micro walks near it she hisses at the cat inside. Goofy cat.



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Sharp-shinned hawk on the balcony

A sharpie on the catio.



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Eurasian Collared Dove

Saw a Eurasian Collared Dove at a rest stop on I-10 outside of Phoenix. This was a first sighting for me!



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Monday, October 19, 2015

Vermilion Flycatcher

It's probably been since May when I last took a short walk at lunch. I always look for the Vermilion flycatcher and sure enough he was waiting for me!



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