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OWT-Mountains all around with valleys in between

01 Amanda's dog Joan of Bark Chino AZ

Joan of Bark

Had a long day in town.  I know many of you typically have a long day, somewhere.  Guess I’ve gotten out of the habit after two months retired and lazy.  Went to the dentist, twice.  And in between enjoyed a visit with a new/old friend, and her chickens, horses and dogs.  She made the remark that Arizona has mountains all around.  And some people think this is a desert.  Harumph.

02 Golden glow on hillside Iron Springs Rd AZ (1024x420)

Then, there was the scenic hour drive home over the Bradshaw Mountains and across Skull Valley.

03 Antelope Peak above Yarnell AZ (1024x457)

In the fading light I could see the flat-top mountain called Antelope Peak above Yarnell in the distance.

04 Horses, cows & burrow along SR89 Peeples Valley AZ (1024x678)

And as the sun set behind the Weaver Mountains I just had to pull over.

05 Horses & burro along SR89 Peeples Valley AZ (1024x482)

Because what could be more beautiful than this.

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OWT-Return to winter white

01 Snowing Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

Sure glad I went out for propane the day before it snowed.

02 Sparrow & cardinal Yarnell AZ (1024x992)

Also glad I filled the bird feeders which were very busy during the snow.

03 Snowy window view Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

Yet unlike yesterday, this last morning of the year the sky is mostly blue with sun shining through.

04 Snow view of Weaver Mts Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

Slowly melting some of the snow away.

05 Sunset Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

I’m glad for that and already ready to greet summer.

06 Coopers Hawk Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

Coopers Hawk

And in only 33 days I shall enjoy summer again, just on a different continent.

07 Ringed Turtle Dove Yarnell AZ (1024x669)

Ringed Turtle Dove

So on this last day of 2012 I wish you all the best for the new year.


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Still watching the birds

01 660 Gambel quail & white-crowned sparrow Yarnell AZ (1024x677)

Gambel quail and fuzzy sparrow

Having no wheels means staying at home, a lot, where I spend many hours a day watching the birds.

02 698 Scrub jay Yarnell AZ (1024x1000)

Scrub jay

I’m not complaining.  At least not until the truck repair bill comes.  And then I might look like this ornery jay.

03 005 Male white-crowned sparrow Yarnell AZ (1024x651)

Male white-crowned sparrow

But in the meantime…

04 651 White-crowned female sparrow Yarnell AZ (1024x677)

Female white-crowned sparrow

Mostly I see the regular seed eaters.

05 654 House sparrow Yarnell AZ (1024x728)

House sparrow

Multiple different species of sparrows not always easy to identify.

06 009 Bridled titmouse Yarnell AZ (731x736)

Bridled titmouse

My first sighting this year of the titmouse, such a delightful word.

It’s really like a feeding frenzy.

08 672 Coopers Hawk Yarnell AZ (897x696)

Until the local Coopers hawk shows up.

09 674 Coopers Hawk Yarnell AZ (1024x678)

Then it gets kind of quiet around here.

Here’s hoping that all of you have a Very Merry Christmas, or whatever you want to call it.

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What are you doing in the meantime?