I know I’ve been horribly neglectful of my blog the past several months, but before the year ends, I wanted to leave you with a pictorial view of the things that have inspired me during this bit of online silence (Click to enlarge so you can see the fine details!).
Happy holidays and fabulous new year to all!
Raindrops on mesquite through the sunrise.
Resident roadrunner – aka “Roadie” – in front of sliders after pecking on kitchen window.
Lynx spider (named because of its ability to leap on its prey) tending to its catch.
Breathtaking desert sunrise with saguaro in foreground.
Tiny desert tortoise (half the size of a makeup compact) who visited frequently during our monsoon season.
Giant robber fly with a beetle in its grasp.
If you look closely, you’ll see our American flag reflected in three of these raindrops.
One of four giant swarms of Africanized bees on our property. Yes, awe-inspiring!
One of two coyote pups captured on our trail camera.
Fun discovery as I was photographing milkweed bugs and aphids… This still-unidentified chrysalis.
My role as a citizen scientist in a local research program for nectar-eating bats revealed fewer Mexican Long-Tongued bats (endangered) at our feeder this season, AND they stayed 2 months longer — through mid-December — before making their southern migration.
What’s not to inspire? Love this view in the mountains in front of our home (during camping trip).
And finally … nature’s ability to transform (that WAS our driveway) is always impressive.