Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"E" is for ears~ABC Wednesday 081810


"E" is for ears and this jackrabbit sure has BIG EARS! They have these large ears to help get rid of the heat that builds up in their bodies. Since right now our desert temperatures are over 108 degrees every day, they certainly need those big ears! This fellow greeted me at the Living Desert Reserve early one morning as I was up there taking a walk. ABC Wednesday for August 18, 2010.

10 comments:

Carver said...

Great shot for the letter E and interesting. I didn't realize the purpose served by the rabbits big ears.

Wendy said...

I love the desert and the music, wow...Felt like I was there with you on a magickal vacation :) Thank you.

Roger Owen Green said...

Quite the apt description.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carol said...

He certainly has a good-size air-conditioner! In those temps, you would have to walk very early in the morning I think.

Gramma Ann said...

I would say that is a nice set of ears.

helenmac said...

What a delightful photo, Desert Sand! I am surprised that his ears are not even bigger in that heat. I would have to be all ears to survive!
Thank you for contributing to ABC Wednesday,
Helen Mac
ABC team

Gayle said...

When I was in Phoenix recently there were always dozens of jackrabbits nibbling on the landscape throughout the resort. Quite a sight. I never knew their long ears were for cooling off!

VioletSky said...

Now, how have I not known this fact before?! Thank you!

(and he has cute ears)

Wanda said...

Would you look at those ears... Oh my goodness...."All the better to hear you with, my dear"....


Cute post.

Kay Davies said...

Count me in -- another person who didn't know why jackrabbits have such big ears. We have wild rabbits here in southeastern Alberta but they are smaller, with smaller ears. They have to survive our cold winters as well as our hot summers. From -31 to 95 Fahrenheit or, as we say here, -35 to +35 Celsius. Without irrigation, the prairie here would be desert. There are small cacti growing near the paths where my husband and dog walk every day.