Posts Tagged ‘Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch’

The strange year that is 2020 continues. However not everything has changed. I’ll be loading the van tomorrow, pointing it toward Wyoming where I plan to wallow in mountains, horses, and relaxation plus a bit of family time with our daughters. We don’t have internet in the mountains, so I’ll be incommunicado for at least several weeks. In the meantime, stay healthy and happy and know you’ll be missed.

For One Word Sunday: distance

for Six Word Saturday

I got all my sisters with me (or maybe brothers.) This group of cuties and their mom weren’t too afraid of me as I sat by the side of the lake. They would bunch up, for all the world like a pre-game huddle, then waddle cutely to and fro a bit before huddling up again. Not sure what the pep talk was, but it kept them coming back for more.

Did you know that the Pointer Sisters didn’t do the original “We Are Family?” The Sledge Sisters, four sisters named…you guessed it… Sledge sang it and it became their hit song. This part is particularly appropriate:

Everyone can see we’re together
As we walk on by
(And!) and we fly just like birds of a feather

but you might enjoy the whole song to get your Tuesday off to a great start.

for Six Word Saturday

The Riparian Preserve seems to have gone to the birds and it’s true, there are all sorts of birds and lots of them. Birders are there daily, some with camera lenses as big as my leg and almost as long. To them my telephoto lens must look like a macro lens.

But it’s not just about the birds or even about the animals (most abundant of which are the rabbits.) There are plants, too, and the palo verde, native to the Sonoran desert where we are, is one of my favorites. I love the bright yellow and the feathery look.

Palo verde means “green stick” in Spanish and once you get closer, you can see why.

The trees can photosynthesize through their green bark, an important adaptation for a tree that drops its leaves during the warm season and in response to fall cooling. Palo verdes also drop stems and branches to combat drought. ~Desert USA

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Have you seen the signs by new apartments that say “If you lived here, you’d be home by now?” I thought of that when I saw this hole, which quite likely could be home to a bird of some sort.

If you lived here, you’d be next door to an outstanding restaurant.

If you lived here, you’d have a cozy little place just right for you.

If you lived here, you’d have a fantastic bird’s eye view. It ups the price, but you’ll appreciate the space and amenities. King-sized bed included.

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It’s been an odd week. Monday I posted a photo (late, due to some weird WP stuff) that I thought was rather good. If I’m to be truthful, I thought it would wow people. It got some great comments, but not many “likes” at all. Yesterday I posted a video I felt the same about. It did a bit better, but not what I expected either. Topsy-turvy. So today I’m playing. Who knows what will happen? No matter what, have a wonder-filled Wednesday!

Topsy turvy black-necked stilts

This is the action video that goes with the bee shot I shared some time ago. Please spend the minute and two seconds to watch the entire video so you see why it’s a two-fer.