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for Six Word Saturday

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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For Six Word Saturday

One turtle in particular is lost in reflection. The rest are just hanging out in the sun.

Status update. My three-day trip back starts Wednesday and then it’s full bore into moving mode. Despite everything I had to do here, it’s been a break as well and time with family. God’s certainly expedited things as for that I’m truly thankful!!

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Posted: March 8, 2020 in Uncategorized
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Not far from us is the Lake Renwick Preserve, home to cormorants, egrets, herons, pelicans and more. During the breeding season, March 1 through mid-August, the preserve is only open for public programs and guided bird viewing so as not to interrupt or bother the birds. On a nice day, it’s a lovely walk. This day was several summers ago, but worth a revisit!

Tree swallow seems like a rather colorless name for this bright beauty.

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The main nesting area looks more than a bit like something from “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

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The Fridays come all to quickly as the summer flies by.  However, the arrival of Friday heralds the arrival of the Weekly Photo Challenge, this week with a theme of “Fun.”  Fun?  OK. I’m ready for fun.

Last summer, my cycling husband and his friend did almost 200 miles of the 237 mile Katy Trail running east and west across Missouri. I drove the support van, which meant I had three days of fun, including this sign spotted in Rocheport.  Be afraid.  Be very afraid!

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