It was a cold wet rain a fallin this morning as Pheebs and I made our way into and around Bayfield for a short Jeep ride. Having just washed the Jeep a few days ago I didn't really want to head out into the countryside and gob it all up with mud again. We checked out our usual Bayfield spots and headed home without taking any photos. I had forgotten a few photos I had taken Sunday so will add them below. We took the rig for a short drive down the road and back Sunday afternoon just to give it a run and round out the flat spots on the tires after sitting for a while.
|WISH I WAS SEEING SAGUARO CACTUS GOING BY OUT THAT WINDSHIELD|BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE ON THE LEFT AND A RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH ON THE RIGHT
|LOOKS LIKE AN AMERICAN GOLDFINCH TO ME|
|APPEARS TO BE A WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH|
I sure like bonking around on the internet's Google Maps traveling to places we have traveled over the years. So many great memories and some not so good ones too. I sometimes zoom down to areas we frequented and look for specific things I remember. Could be a building, a road, a certain group of rocks, a fenceline, an old cemetery, a favorite Saguaro cactus, etc. Found myself just west of Albuquerque New Mexico this afternoon looking around for a while. Dropped in on Tucumcari and Demming. From there I flew over to Ajo Arizona and scuffled around the town for a while ending up on a couple of our choice boondocking spots out on Darby Well Road. Buzzed Borrego Springs and flew over Marshall South's Ghost Mountain. Oh, the wonderful memories which almost bring tears to my eyes at times.
|ALL BIRD PHOTOS TAKEN THROUGH OUR SUNROOM WINDOW WITH MY NIKON COOLPIX P900|
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Great photos. Stay warm.ReplyDelete
You are an ace with the bird photos. Only ones not familiar at all to me are the nuthatches. I never think of us down here as being short on nuts, but perhaps we are, as they never show up here.ReplyDelete
Though your camera settings were off, the photos of the birds are just fantastic. Just want to reach out and touch them. Well done, Al.ReplyDelete
Excellent bird photos! I do the same thing with looking at satellite images of places we've been and long to visit them again but probably won't get another chance. We full-timed for 16 years so saw a lot. Age and health are now grounding us.... but lots of good memories.ReplyDelete
Great travel idea Al, I'm sure you are not the only one that will benefit. Love to Kelly & Pheebs.ReplyDelete
Great Photos as always. If your settings are off it is not noticeable.ReplyDelete
Admire your ability to name the birds. I can only say cute bird.
Be Safe driving in the snow and Enjoy the beauty of nature.
It's about time.
Wow. You outdid yourself. Gorgeous. And Pheebs...so regal. Thank you.ReplyDelete