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.






Friday, May 27, 2011

Looking down






I know that this is SkyWatch Friday day, but honestly, I spend more time looking DOWN than up! I do this especially when I am on my morning walks. I'm always intrigued by the footprints in the sand from the night before and with all of our windy days, the dirt roads are cleared every night by the winds and they are a canvas upon which I try to figure out what went on the previous night. Here are some examples!

9 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Looks to be busy in your desert.

Rohrerbot said...

Hmmm....fun fun fun....looks like 3 or 4 types of animals. On the last picture.... One...a rodent of some kind with a tail noted by the line. Perhaps a javelina for the v looking track. And either a bobcat or cougar tracking those rodents:) That's my imagination playing itself out.:)

Carolyn Ford said...

oh...little critters have been scampering around...love it!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

What animal was there? :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Very cool. I often see soooo many interesting tracks in the sand and wonder who made them.

desertsandbeyond said...

The top one is a roadrunner. Bottom one, with the long thin line, is a lizard. I'm really not sure what the two middle ones are...does anybody know? That's why I put my foot next to them.

desertsandbeyond said...

No javelinas or bobcats or mountain lions. This road is in the middle of town. I'm thinking that they might be a feral cat. The roads I walk are right next to the city's golf course.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Very interesting! I would be curious about this too! Looks like rabbits, birds and ???? How fun!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

This is so interesting. Looks like cats and birds. So cool! I would be checkin this out too!