…because I have virtually no photos! It’s really hot so I barely even sit in my yard or go anywhere locally and we haven’t gone on any road trips in over a month. But we will soon…so here are just a few so I don’t get out of the blogging habit!
A new mural appeared on a building not far from my house and provided me a new header image.
Pretty cool. Also in my neighborhood is this old-fashioned barber shop that I kept noticing but never stopped to photograph until the other day:
I made a new Facebook cover photo:
And now a couple from my hot yard. The juicy oranges are a hit every day but especially on a sizzling day.
That’s a juvenile Verdin, an Abert’s Towhee, and a Gila Woodpecker indulging. And from the Desert is Harsh series, I actually like this photo because of the shadow and don’t mean it to be gruesome. The lizard has a certain beauty, I think.
And not quite so lovely, a staple of Arizona’s monsoon season, coming soon, is a Palo Verde Beetle. They don’t live long once they reach this stage after years as an underground larvae. They’re huge, up to 5 inches, but totally harmless, just kinda creepy.
I haven’t seen much of the fairies that live in this little house since it got hot so things have been a little slow around here.
Hope to be back soon with some lovely photos of the cool north country.