Monday, May 25, 2015


The Bullocks Orioles have taken to our feeder and are there several times an hour during the day. Quick flashes of orange and yellow and then the chatter - they have arrived!
A walk around the gully yielded what seems to be a set of praying mantis eggs - will watch them.
Then a trip out to Stansbury Island  - what a weird wild place!


Mantis egg sac?

Female Meadowlark with bug in mouth!

The road home - driving the dike headed south from Stansbury Island.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Moments of Beauty!

This is what I live for - these moments of beauty that are sometimes captured and sometimes not.

Female Bullocks Oriole in the crabapple tree out front.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stormy weather

The stormy weather continues here in the desert reminding some of Oregon and Washington - a good rain this morning and more to come. Soggy earth and plants that love rain - except for the corn farmers have planted that has grown a few inches and then stopped - needs sun!
Storms bring interesting cloud formations and often rainbows - here's some from yesterday.

Friday, May 22, 2015


Checked in on the owls yesterday - they seem well and are getting bigger!

Momma was stretching when I found her.

This one is getting BIG!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Camera Ready

We'd just left a meeting last night and were headed to get a bite to eat and here was the beautiful scene just waiting for a camera - which I had ready!  Always carry your camera with you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Riders in the Sky

The weather has been a bit unsettled around here for the last week and looks to continue that way for several more days. Rain, hail, winds and sunshine all participate just not to our schedule!
This type of weather pattern brings many photographic opportunities
- here are a couple from our front porch the other day!

Sunday, May 17, 2015


A short drive with a lot of things to see this afternoon.

The Three Stooges.

Small but ferocious!

She has dinner and he is very fierce about protecting her (and it)!

Horned Lark surrounded by the purple grasses of the desert.

Mama Owl and the babies!