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Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Land of Extremes

I enjoy seeing which animals show up on our wildlife cameras but they are also interesting just for observing the seasons. The desert can be a very inhospitable place when it heats up.



But it isn't all blue skies and high temperatures. When it rains it doesn't tend to do things in half measures!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cool Down!


You know I would never complain about having a home in such an amazing place and I figure if you choose to live in the desert then you have to sign-up for the sweltering heat as part of the package. But as the monsoon season seems to have (hopefully temporarily) abated and the mercury is rocketing I thought I would post a picture from the past, just to cool us all down a little. Proof that it can indeed snow (occasionally) in the desert.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Desert Dweller


The sweet little Round-tailed Ground Squirrel always strikes me as the consummate desert dweller, they rarely show signs of overheating even in the current sweltering temperatures and camouflage doesn't get much better than theirs. I am so happy to share my piece of desert with them.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

So Proud


I took this picture some time ago but I just had to post it. This little Lucy's Warbler was so loud, how could a female possibly resist? I do hope all his hard work paid off and he found himself a mate.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

You Can't See Me


I could hear him making his strange rattling call up the yard, I looked in all the normal spots were he usually likes to hide and then he caught my eye. Perched precariously on the top of a mesquite tree the Roadrunner actually thought he was hiding and looked rather reproachful when I took his photo.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Mother To Be


Eating for two or three or four or five, this sweet little pregnant Round-tailed Ground Squirrel was parked under the bird feeders and getting quite the feast.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Man


This splendid fellow was doing his push-ups on a rock outside our bedroom window and he was looking so splendid I just had to take his picture. How could we fail to be impressed?
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