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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday with Linky - Spring in the High Desert - April 24, 2013



My daughter took a walk around the other day, and came back with some lovely photos of the area surrounding us.

Just right out the back door early in the morning.

 Out on the wood pile.

Our Oasis

 He's been buzzing around recently.



 Creosote Blossoms - Pollen is horrible for sinus sufferers.

  Common Side Blotched Lizard

 Cholla Blossoming

Cholla Blooms







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45 comments:

  1. Hi there, I love your pictures and visiting you on a weekly basis! Thanks for hosting and come link up with me if you have time! Teresa from NanaHood
    http://nanahood.com/monster-cookie-and-ready-set-go

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  2. My that looks dry! Brilliant pics.

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  3. You have some beautiful wildlife where you live!

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  4. Really interesting photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Seeing these photos reminds me so much of living in Arizona. I miss it so much! So many people don't think the desert is a beautiful place, and I'm glad you're showing them how many wonderful things you can see living there. Thanks for the pictures!

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    1. The desert is a lovely place. Only when it gets between 110 and 120 degrees do I wish to move to a cooler place!

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  6. Your daughter's quite the photographer! Great shots.

    ♥ aquariann
    Featured Photo: Yellow Lily Flower

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  7. Love the pictures! Happy WW!

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  8. Brilliant photos! Desert is marvelous!

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  9. You live in a beautiful place!

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    1. In order to make our little oasis, we had a 600 ft well dug. We have all the water that we need. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. What fabulous photos!!!! I love the wildlife ones the best!!!!

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  11. Lovely collection of photos. My favorite is the dragonfly. Great shot.

    Rhonda from Laugh Quotes and Kibitz Spot

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  12. Theses are pretty neat shots! I love the first one but lizard is also a favorite.

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    1. I may not be overly fond of living in the desert, especially during the heat of the summer, but it is so much better than living in the Los Angeles area. The open nature around us is wonderful!

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  14. Amazing shots! I am jealous of your oasis! You live in a beautiful spot. I love the wildlife!

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  15. I will take your spring over my very wet one! I love the variety of critters too! my dragon flies never sit still long enough to capture, and yours is pretty camouflaged like the lizard & is that a coyote? thanks for the linky!

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    1. The coyotes sleep right out our backdoor in the mornings. They are so used to us now. They never bother our little dogs, either. That is a female all curled up because it was such a cool morning with a chilly breeze.

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  16. Your daughter certainly got lovely shots! Thanks for hosting.

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  17. Wow what great pictures!!
    I love the top one the most :)

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  18. Your daughter got AMAZING shots! Quite the natural talent, isn't she? :) And your spring is way more interesting in your area than in mine - Princess Nagger would probably vote for us to move there instead of Seattle this summer, just because of the cool wildlife you have hanging around! :)

    Signs of Spring... At Last!

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    1. She would definitely love the weather in Seattle better than here. If you ever hear how hot it gets in Palm Springs, that's how hot it gets where I live. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  19. Very cool desert shots! Wow!

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  20. I use to have a cactus that bloomed yellow flowers it was my prize possession, but then after years of having it the root got rotten. My daughter brought it home from Vegas after visiting my mother. I was so sad! Love yours with the pretty green flower. Thanks for the linky! Once again you're a gracious Hostess!

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    1. We don't have anymore chollas on our five acres anymore. Just a few beavertail cactus, a pencil cactus, and two barrel cactus that are not even close to the house. One of my daughter's fell into a cactus when she was young. It was horrible! Luckily most of the stickers were in her pants, and only a few made it to her skin.

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  21. Look at all the critters you snapped!

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  22. Wow, stunning pictures, every one of them!

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  23. Great pictures your daughter is so talented. I hope you both have a wonderful week. If you have time come and visit my ww at http://mommiespov.com/wordless-wednesday-family/

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  24. I am guessing the guy on the first photo is a fox...if so, can I keep him!?

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    1. She is one of the coyotes that stay around our home. She has such a beautiful buff coloring with white.

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  25. My favorite is the fox! That's so neat to see out in your backyard as long as they don't cause mischief.

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    1. She's not a fox, she's a coyote that has a bit of an unusual coloring. I'll have to take some pictures of her standing next to her father.

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  26. She took some great photos! I love the little lizard. You really get the sense of how dry it must be too. Have a great week.

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    1. We really did not get a lot of rain this last winter. There are hardly any wildflowers this year. In a way that's OK, because we won't have as many rats and mice this year. That leads to less snakes to worry about, too!

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  27. Those are some cool looking photos.

    Enjoy your Wednesday!

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  28. I grew up in New Mexico. My brother now lives in Arizona. My mother and I live in Colorado. Not in the same house--that would drive me to drinkin'! ;-)
    Zyrtec is my valued friend when it comes to pollen.

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    1. I did the Zyrtec thing for three years. The first year, it was wonderful. Never had to worry about the sinuses. The second year, the sinus headaches started to come back. The third year, it didn't work at all. I got off of it about two months ago, and I have been even a bit better. It might be due to the Amberen that I have been recently taking.

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  29. Wow lovely photos. I am about as far away from the desert as you can get, so I never see things like that.

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  30. Wow, what an eye for beauty your daughter has...these are fantastic pictures. Thank you for sharing and for hosting!

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  31. Your "backyard" is awe inspiring. (And your girl takes lovely photos.)

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  32. She took some great photos. Not the usual sights that we see around here. I probably would have to stay away from the creosote. Bad allergies.
    Thanks for sharing (and sorry it took me so long to comment)

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