Posts Tagged ‘Gilbert Arizona’

On the night of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, we went to a nearby park. While waiting, we walked around the small lake. These bright green colors are lights on the roofs of several of the structures. We enjoyed both the conjunction and the night out.

for Squares: bright 5

Although I often look down or out, today I’m looking up and joining Becky‚Äôs January Square Ups with a photo of a balloon I often see on my morning walks along the canal or in our neighborhood. I’d much rather be looking up at it than down from it, although I’m sure the views are spectacular. I just have a thing about heights.

for SquareUp 1.11.21

for Six Word Saturday 9.12.20

As most of you already know, last week I left my canal walks, heading for The Riparian Preserve in Gilbert, Arizona. The City of Gilbert manages the seven recharge basins (lakes) to replicate wet and dry periods.

A riparian habitat or riparian zone is a type of wildlife habitat found along the banks of a river, stream, or other actively moving source of water such as a spring or waterfall. The term generally refers only to freshwater or mildly brackish habitats surrounded by vegetation and may include marshes, swamps, or bogs adjacent to rivers. The Spruce

Birds are the big draw for a large number of people. The many trails are also perfect for walking, jogging, biking, or even in some places, horseback riding. It’s also used for dog walking and fishing and…photography.

Even at 5 am, just before sunrise, everyone is out and about! There are lots of egrets rushing in all directions for juicy insects and perhaps some fish.

The duck family wasn’t too afraid of me and although Mama kept an eye on me, everyone else was busy eating and cleaning themselves.

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Posted: March 8, 2020 in Uncategorized
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