We spent most of the day visiting Jerome, just down the road. It's an old copper mining town similar in some ways to what Park City was some 20 years ago. It's still funky and fun and not chic like PC is.
Art is wonderful there and we managed to purchase a few things. Then lunch at The Grapes and for me, an ice cream cone later on.
Here's a few shots from the day..
A fairly quiet day - we went to the Chapel of the Holy Cross - the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Catholic church on a hillside - and again really enjoyed being there. It has a unique and calm energy.
Then out to see birds and the Cathedral Rock again. Finally a dinner at a new restaurant - new to us- Mariposa. Excellent food and service - really well done.
Here's a few of what I captured today..
The ladies spent the day at Tlaquepaque center enjoying the shops and galleries and having a great lunch. I spent the morning at Red Rock State Park enjoying the birds and then the great landscapes along the way home.
Spotted Towhee, Black-crested titmouse, Gila woodpecker, Hairy woodpecker, Anna's Hummingbird, White-crowned sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch, Junco's, Scrub Jays, Cardinals - wow, wonder what I left out. There was one bird that I did not recognize so need to research what it it.
Partly cloudy and 60 degrees made for a beautiful backdrop to all that we did. Here's my favorites from the day.
Ballon riders up for the sunrise...
Buttes on the way
Immature white-crowned sparrow
Male Anna's hummingbird..
House finch and sparrow - chatting over lunch!
Gila woodpecker - very shy.
The larger bird is the one I don't recognize. Bigger than the sparrows yet not a dominant presence.
Cathedral rock with a beautiful stream in front - yes, I got my feet wet!
We started out with an excellent breakfast - with one of the party ordering and enjoying a 3-lb cinnamon roll. Then we visited the V-bar-V ranch that has some wonderful pictographs from the Sinauga Indians. There was plenty to see along with a guide at the site that did an excellent job of explaining what the current thinking is about the various symbols and figures. Fascinating!
Some small birds, a red-tailed hawk, a Spotted Towhee and others entertained us.
Here's some shots of our trip .... starting with Century Plant flowers.