Wednesday, 31 July 2013

One, Two, Three!

I am so happy that I have found three confirmed Purple Martin nesting cavities in the Saguaros. I just love having these beautiful birds around the yard.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Snack Time

The Antelope Squirrels continue to provide me with hours of entertainment. Not content with merely sprawling out in the shade of our patio, they now bring snacks with them too so they don't have to disturb their siesta time!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Is there anything more perfect than watching a magnificent full moon rise up from behind the mountains?

Saturday, 20 July 2013


I never tire of watching the endless array of lizards in the yard. I have a huge reference book on lizards of the southwest so I am going to have to start doing my homework and begin to identify them all.

Thursday, 18 July 2013


There is someone lurking behind my quail block! Could this be a Monty Python sketch? Killer Rabbit!!!

Monday, 15 July 2013

Ugly Bug?

This tiny grasshopper was hanging out by my pool. He was clearly newly emerged and still soft, pale and very vulnerable. His antenna don't even stand up yet!

Friday, 12 July 2013

All Grown Up Now.

This years litter of baby Rock Squirrels are all grown up now but I just couldn't resist one more picture from back in May when they were still ridiculously cute. What is it about baby animals? My goodness!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Have They Gone Yet?

The poor Mourning Doves are still getting battered and bullied by the summer influx of White-winged Doves. Thankfully they are not here for too long and soon these gentle, sweet birds will have the area back to themselves again.

Sunday, 7 July 2013


This week the monsoon clouds have begun to roll in and we have started having some rain in the area but I have been away in Europe so I have some catching up to do before getting on to monsoon pictures. This is one of my favourite views from my sundown spot. I never tire of it and have endless versions taken at different times of the year.
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