Thursday, April 30, 2009

365/118 Thursday April 30, 2009

This red winged blackbird was zipping from one end of the reeds at the golf course to the other, I think he's building a nest. Even with my zoom it was hard to capture him. I know the close up of him is pixelly but I was just thrilled I got him in flight with his wings spread so you could see all that glorious color.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

365/109 Tuesday April 21, 2009

My new Cactus. After looking at the beautiful cactus down the street we were off to the nursery to buy our own. It's still waiting to be planted until the heat of the day is over but I think it's going to make a lovely addition to our front yard.

Monday, April 20, 2009

365/108 Monday April 20, 2009

Blooming Cactus

Down the street from us, just before you get to I-15 is a meridian and planted there are these cactus. I've noticed for the last few days that they have big bloom pods on them and yesterday I spotted one had opened so we went back to today to take these shots. The fragrance when you get up close was amazingly wonderful. The cactus itself is a contrast in nature, prickly cactus and beautiful blossoms. They don't seem to go together but the outcome is just spectacular.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

365/106 Saturday April 18, 2009

I know I already posted one for today but had to add this fellow. We went to Springdale (which is town at the entrance to Zion National Park) for Earth Day. On the way back we spotted an Ostrich Farm. I love the shot of this guy.

Trying to learn the macro settings on my camera

Friday, April 17, 2009

365/105 Friday April 17, 2009

Skyline Drive, St George Utah

About 2 miles from our house on Skyline Drive are these pull off parks with trails. We stopped this morning on the way home because we always see people up on the tops of these rocks climbing. It's just amazing the view.

The rock formations are just amazing, and to be this close to home makes it even more so. You are literally just steps from town but feel like you are centuries away. It's a real prehistoric feeling once you walk within the rocks.

Here's one shot looking down into St George at the Temple. So pretty on a day like today. Blue sky and about the perfect temp.

Here's another view, looking over another stop to the park and a better view of the Washington City and Zion in the far background. Such a beautiful spot. Click on the photos to get a clearer view.

When you enlarge the photo and pan to the far bottom right you'll see the temple in the photo above.

365/104 Thursday April 16, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

365/101 Monday April 13, 2009

A flower from my yard just beginning to bloom

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

365/99 Saturday April 11, 2009

Clark County Fair, Logandale Nevada

A Rainbow of Chickies

Ok your eyes do not deceive you! These chicks have actually been colored! If you click on the photos to enlarge you'll really get a better view. They said that as soon as the egg cracks food coloring is put in and the result are these little tuffs of down in assorted colors.

Once the baby down feathers drop out they'll look just like their cousins once again. I had never seen this done before, and since Easter is tomorrow it looked like a moving Easter basket!

365/98 Friday April 10, 2009

Clark County Nevada Fair at Logandale

It was a kick to watch the little piggies. A baby was given to someone to hold and started squealing up a storm. That woke all the little guys up and they headed to momma for lunch

There's always one, this little guy kept looking around like 'where did everyone go?

Finally he found his spot as well, he's the one with his little face upturned.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

365/97 Thursday April 9, 2009

These bags were used by my Dad in the late 50's or early 60's when they left Palmdale California headed to Death Valley. It was the heart of summer, rest stops and gas stations were far and few between and a friend of Dad's gave him the one bag, he had the other with him. I can remember that year, very faintly, and getting a sip of water from the bag, probably just to try it more than needing it. You wonder how it kept the water in and kept it cool. Now they hang in my garage, a piece of nostalgia that I'm not yet ready to part with.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

365/94 Monday April 6, 2009

Coming to Pose for Me?

Taken just minutes ago out my computer room window,
amazing and the dirt doesn't even show on the window pane :-)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born --- A Death Certificate shows that we died --- Pictures show that we lived!