Saturday, September 5, 2009

Our New Neighbors!

One of the bonuses of moving further southeast is having these wonderful new neighbors. We are all so excited when we find our little friends on our back wall in the mornings and evenings. There is a field right behind our house, so our wall is the perfect vantage point to look for bugs and lizards! YUMMY! For me, a former animal trainer and lover of all things raptor, this is perfect. I can't wait for the fall migration to see what new friends might fly by.

Burrowing Owls with their typical "whatchu looking at?" faces on.

Burrowing Owls enjoying the cool morning.

One burrowing owl minding his own business, when who comes up behind him?

Our other neighbor, Roadrunner. I wish I could have gotten a picture of burrowing owl's reaction. Wings puffed out, head drooped, swaying back and forth. "Hey, buddy, this is my wall." It was awesome. The roadrunner politely obliged, hopped down, went by on the ground, and when he was about five feet down the wall past the owl, he hopped back up and continued on his way.
Roadrunner making sure he's far enough away from owl.
Earlier in the summer, this beautiful male kestrel came to visit. He let me get about 3 feet away from him and kindly posed for multitudes of pics. Thank you Mr. Kestrel. Hope to see you again soon.

Enjoying the Rain!




Since we hardly ever get rain, it'sa huge adventure for the kids to go play in it. They just love to stomp in the puddles and try and drink the rain. So, this morning they spent about 45 minutes outside - probably the longest they've been able to be outside at one time since April! Thank you, Lord, for a day below 110 degrees!

I (Heart) the Arizona Sky






I remember when I lived in California after college how I missed the beautiful Arizona sunsets. Here are just a few beautiful pics from the summer sunsets as well as a couple of amazing monsoon sky pics. (Ignore the annoying power lines) Enjoy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

We Miss You, Henri!


Henri Naccache
5/13/70 - 8/29/09
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Best Friend