Colossal...extremely large! Today for us it was the view...
|A tiny Harris' antelope squirrel...|
|...and his much bigger cousin, a rock squirrel.|
|A curve billed thrasher ( I think...help Judy!)...|
|...caught in flight...huge for me!|
But colossal...finally a picture of a Gambel's Quail. Do you know how fast they are? They are beautiful! This is the male. He has copper feathers on top of his head, a black face and white stripes above his eyes. Still hoping for a better shot of the top knot.
And yes, a tour in a colossal cave. Actually, it was quite neat. It is a guided tour that takes about 45 minutes. The temperature inside averages 70 degrees.
Colossal Cave was used from 900 to 1450 by the Hohokam, Sabaipuri, and Apache Indians. It was rediscovered in 1879 by Solomon Lick. He was searching for cattle when he discovered the entrance.
Since then, it has been the object of interest by people ranging from train robbers to a President of the University of AZ .
The first tours were taken in 1923 with ropes and lanterns and lasted 2 days! Today, thanks to the CCC the cave has walkways and lighting.
It has been a nice day for the Taylors. Hope your day was too!
We were treated to a fireworks show a few nights ago...not sure where they came from. It wasn't colossal, but always a thrill to see them. Thanks for visiting today.
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