Though I’ve been busy with freelance projects, I’ve had my eyes wide open the past few months. Here’s what I’ve seen and snapped around the ranch:
Kessie the kestrel atop a saguaro in the front yard. Click to enlarge.
The normally-dry riverbed churning with late-monsoon rains in late Sept.
Yep. Our endangered nectar-eating bats returned on July 16 and retreated to Mexico on Oct. 21. (I’m still participating in the local bat study). Click to enlarge.
So many gorgeous sunrises during the fall! Click to enlarge.
A two-for-one shot: a common buckeye butterfly and a grasshopper. Click to enlarge.
I have NEVER seen a snake move as fast as this coachwhip. I swear it levitated before it flew under a bush. (Harmless, unless cornered). Click to enlarge.
During a quad ride into a new area of the mountains near our house, discovered THE most majestic crested saguaro yet (1 of 2 seen during trip). You remember how much I love them, right? Click to enlarge.
I couldn’t resist … another incredible sunrise over the mountains.
What a week with our trail cam: first time we ever captured mule deer. We THINK this may be Bucky II, our baby buck from summer. See the other in far right (mama, I hope)? Click to enlarge.
Another shot of Bucky. During this trail cam ‘session,’ we also captured a bobcat and a rat, and this …
So excited to capture a fox on the trail camera! Click to enlarge.
Have you seen anything lately to fuel your creativity, your life, your writing?