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.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
We had a family of quail come visit us twice a day, early morning and late afternoon, last weekend at the cabin up in our local mountains (Idyllwild). I actually think it was two families. There were over 20 of them! They came up from Strawberry Creek and its lush growth, which was right below our cabin. Unfortunately, right as I was taking these pictures, a Cooper's hawk silently flew down and grabbed a blue jay who was also enjoying the seeds I threw out for the quail. ACK! I heard a squawk, saw the jay in the hawk's talons, and the hawk took off! The quail scattered and I didn't see them again that morning. Nature's Notes for September 13, 2012. To visit Nature Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/