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Another Sign Of Spring   Leave a comment

Eastern Collared Lizard-spring-2013-96-blog.jpgEastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne

Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock. 

Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.

kenne

View From Colossal Cave: Vail, Arizona   Leave a comment

Cave-0868 Dave Katelyn Jaxon Kate NickView From Colossal Cave: Vail, Arizona (Children and Grandchildren: Dave, Katelyn, Jaxon, Kate, and Nick) — Image by kenne

Beep, Beep — The Sonoran Desert’s Jester   Leave a comment

Bear Canyon 2013Greater Roadrunner — Image by kenne

 

The Sonoran Desert In Bloom   1 comment

Southerland TrailMexican Poppies and Desert Lupines Blooming in the Sonoran Desert — Image by kenne

Northern Mockingbird   Leave a comment

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mockingbird-0289-blogNorthern mockingbirds feed primarily on desert mistletoe berries during the Sonoran desert winter.
— Images by kenne

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

— Joseph Campbell

Christmas Cholla   1 comment

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christmas-cholla-0285-blogChristmas Cholla (Sabino Canyon, December 26, 2016) — Images by kenne

The Christmas cactus common to the Sonoran Desert is the Cylindropuntia leptocaulis. It’s a Christmas cholla. It got its name because the red fruit on the pencil-thin joints appears from November into March.

— kenne

Desert Spiny Male Lizard   Leave a comment

desert-spiny-1-of-1-2-blogDesert Spiny Male Lizard — Image by kenne

The morning light and the cooler desert temperatures bring out the colors in this male desert spiny lizard.

 

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