El Morro

May 26, 2014 by Janine |
After the Painted Desert, I traveled on the back roads through Zuni land to El Morro National Monument in New Mexico.
El Morro is known for the inscriptions left in the sandstone by Spanish and American explorers, as well as Pueblo artifacts.





View from the top













Pueblo ruins



At home, the barred owls have been pretty active at Riverbend





Black racer eating a lizard on our patio



More New Mexico pics coming soon...

Painted Desert, AZ

May 20, 2014 by Janine |
It has been a dream of mine to visit the Painted Desert for many years. I was working in Arizona last week and got the chance to make it happen! Built a couple of days onto my trip to see the desert and visit Santa Fe.







Newspaper rock. These petroglyphs are up to 2,000 years old.













The petrified forest was pretty amazing as well. Apparently a lot of the petrified wood was taken to make jewelry and sculptures before the national park was established.





Next stop, New Mexico!

Riverbend and other places

May 09, 2014 by Janine |
The latest shots from Riverbend:

Limpkin



Young'un



Just another pedestrian



Baby turkeys





In the garden, a Blue Grosbeak is the latest unusual visitor



An odd couple. Downy woodpecker and white bird of paradise







Hamilton, ON



Daytona, FL



Pearl Street, Boulder, CO. One of my favorite places.





Some shots from Flamingo Gardens and Green Cay back in March:

Red Tail Sunbathing



Feeding Time













Usual characters at Green Cay





This bittern was a great poser











Ugly or cute? Definitely cute.