I was looking for rainbows in the area since the rain was falling all around us. When I went out of the courtyard, I saw this dove light atop our big saguaro cactus. We have several species of dove that come around; mourning doves, the most common, white wing doves, not as many and collared doves, few and far between. Click on the image to enlarge.
Eight years ago today - Enjoying the beautiful scenery of Canyonlands National Park. This is near where Verna collected a small vial of red dirt that would later be used to provide the color match for paint on our Arizona home. Click on the image to enlarge.
The flower buds that I posted last week have opened and gone. Meanwhile, this lone flower sits atop one of the saguaro arms today. It was there and then we had a little shower and it closed. Click on the image to enlarge.
It was ten years ago that we started operations on VERNABOB.COM. Our first post was about a visit to Point Vicente in California. Since then, we have mostly documented our doings from then to now. Our lives have been quite an adventure over the last decade and we hope to document many more over the next decade.
This is Verna and Baby Jerry, our new grandson, who is almost a year old. They were playing with some toys and laughing when something would make noise. I took this image at our campsite today while the kids and Jerry were visiting. Click on the image to enlarge.
To our delight, the big saguaro cactus out front has three new flower buds. We thought that the flower season might be over, but these three appeared. Two on the lower stalk and one on the upper stalk. A few of the withered older flowers on top of the saguaro fruit can be seen.
This image was taken from thirty feet away in the courtyard. Out of focus in the foreground is the arch over the courtyard gate and the top of one of the ocotillo canes to the right of the cactus. Click on the image to enlarge.
With a little poetic license, the alliterative title works for this Pride of Barbados (a.k.a. Red Bird of Paradise) flower as the sun strikes it from behind. The lighting at this time of the day (late afternoon) augments the yellow tones in these beautiful flowers. All three of the Caesalpinia pulcherrima shrubs in the courtyard are doing their summer thing constantly making these delightful flowers that we love so much. Click on the image to enlarge.