Friday, April 27, 2012

Sonoran Desert

When we got to the Tucson house, the temperatures were heading toward highs of just over 100F. There were many maintenance tasks that had to take priority for the cooler hours with a lot more yet to do. With some of the major jobs crossed off and the daytime temps cooling to the 90s, we finally took one of our favorite morning hikes and were surprised to see some water in the pools.

The bird is a vermillion flycatcher and the first time we have seen one. This is its natural habitat though and down into Mexico.

When you get to the deep pink flower, look for the bee.



11 comments:

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a beautiful photos!
Sonoran Desert looks a wonderful place.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

God, it is so very beautiful there....And that Bird is GORGEOUS! I've never seen him before. It must be lovely to be there, once ahain, Rain.

robin andrea said...

Wonderful photos. The desert looks beautiful in spring. Love that bird.

Celia said...

What a wonderful drift of pools in that last picture, all so beautiful.

Taradharma said...

your photos transport me, if only for a moment, to the lovely desert. I'm imagining that the early morning air felt divine.

Darlene said...

Welcome back. I hope you can find time to drop in.

Rain Trueax said...

I don't know, Darlene but will let you know if it works out. Not only is there the work to do on the house, but we brought all 3 cats which means we don't like leaving them for long. Add to it I need some photos that will work for a trailer on a book that I expect to put out this summer-- a western set in the area between Tubac and Tombstone, it's going to be touch and go for timing. But we'll see how it goes. Today Paul rented a little tractor that let him grade the driveway and a truck is delivering crushed rock. Big job but needed since cars of the guests had a hard time getting up it at times.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos, Rain.
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Anonymous said...

Julie said:
Love the colors of the vermillion flycatcher. Thank you for posting these photographs so we can enjoy them.

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