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.






Saturday, April 2, 2011

Luna moth and butterflies~First of the Month~April 1, 2011







Hubby and I visited the Living Desert Reserve yesterday afternoon and stopped in the butterfly pavilion. It was late afternoon and HOT, so it wasn't crowded (for once...). We were the only two people in the butterfly exhibit, so we had room to move around. One of the docents pointed out the beautiful, green luna moth to me, but it was on the top of the building, hanging there, so I zoomed in. This was the best I could do to get a photo of him. Isn't he gorgeous? I did take some photos of some of the butterflies there, too, and stopped by one of the bird avaries. In spite of the heat (it was 104 degrees!), we enjoyed our visit to the Living Desert as hubby has to go back to work today. First of the Month for April, 2011. To visit First of the Month, please go to: http://www.murrieta365.com/

6 comments:

Teresa said...

Love that first bird picture! Looks like a great place to visit.

Jan said...

Great photos, one and all.

EG Wow said...

Very nice photos. Wish I had been with you!

Jan AKA Wammy said...

wonderful shots of wildlife

Pamela said...

beautiful birds. I see blue herons often when I walk the creek. Less often I see egret and night herons

kaye said...

what a fun excursion, I thought the butterfly feeder (I think) was an interesting shot.