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Spring in the Desert

Spring in the desert is always an amazing time of year. My backyard this year has been the host of several Say’s Phoebes. I think they were originally looking to nest in the light fixture of the fan on my patio. I can hear their distinctive calls all day long.

Out at Magpie’s the other day I feasted on the spring bounty that was happening in her yard and practiced some iPhonography.

Finch eggs.

A cactus bloom.


The saguaro and ocotillo that I love visiting this time of year.

Today is rare cloudy day in the desert. We even had a bit of rain this morning. I am trying to remember to enjoy each and every moment because it is a gift, and once it’s gone is gone forever.

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7 responses

  1. The little Say’s Phoebes are adorable, I love all of the spring colors you found at Magpie’s and I’m glad you got some rain!

    April 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM

  2. Deep thoughts today. Lovely pictures…..and I love your Say’s Phoebes. Adorable. Enjoy the rain….we just have clouds today:(

    April 26, 2012 at 11:33 AM

  3. Magpie

    Did Chris just say he “loved” your Says Phoebe??? He is a confirmed Phoebe neutral kinda guy. I won’t say he hates them…that’s a pretty strong word. He just doesn’t see everyone’s fascination with them. πŸ™‚ I love the shots of the eggs and cactus. They turned out neat.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

  4. Nice series. I love the nest shot.

    April 26, 2012 at 8:04 PM

  5. And you’re a nature photographer too!

    April 27, 2012 at 2:50 AM

  6. i love it because it is so much different than ours…the perspective on the saguaro and ocotillo is really cool….have a great weekend!

    April 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM

  7. MB

    Birds, I love ’em all. Sweet and purty eggs. Yes Rain is a gift and that is why we are called The Evergreen State. MB

    April 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM