April 13, 2014
That's right...we are moving on!
But not before one more post from Tucson. There is an overflow "pond" here on the KOA property. On one of our walks with Sally and Dover, I just happened to notice this pair of Neotropic Cormorants. I sure enjoyed watching them.
Don't they have beautiful eyes?
The turtles were enjoying the warm sunshine.
And this morning, we saw a pair of Mallards.
And if that wasn't enough, a Giant Swallowtail visited the orange tree beside our patio...this is the largest species of butterfly in North America.
The mama and daddy dove don't have babies yet...they are still patiently waiting. I think they will be glad when I leave!
The orange blossoms that smelled so nice when we arrived are now green oranges...
This has been our patio view for the last 3 weeks. This is one busy office!
We did manage one last ride through the desert...the Bajada Loop drive in the Saguaro West NP. Its a short 6 mile drive on an unpaved road through the foothills of the Tucson Mountains.
I hope the following pictures show why we fell in love with the desert last year.
During the day the Saguaro flowers are pollinated by bees and birds. This Curve-billed Thrasher was sure doing his part.
The cholla were just beginning to bloom...I would have a hard time picking a favorite color!
Bajada Loop Road...
We saw lots of Gila Woodpeckers. They were also very busy!
And these cute little guys...I am not sure what they are. I really get sparrows and wrens mixed up. Maybe it is a Song Sparrow?
Tomorrow is moving day. We are so excited to be going somewhere we have never been before...Sedona, AZ. We have a month planned there before heading on to Moab. We already have hikes planned for this week! It will take a few hikes to get ourselves back in shape!
Until next time, take care and...