This and That

The last couple of weeks I didn’t go on any trips or outings.  Work has been busy and Miss Scarlett still can’t go out on trails. So I spent most of my time at home or at my friend Valerie’s house.

The birds around my home have been busy raising their young. I have several food and water sources so I have quite a variety of birds.

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Black-headed Grosbeak

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Hairy Woodpecker with its offspring

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Hairy Woodpecker...he tries to bathe in this fountain every morning

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Bewick Wren

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Chipping Sparrow

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Canyon Towhee

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Common Raven

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Even my bantam game hen had babies. Look closely and you will see the chick breaking open its shell

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One of the babies...only a few hours old!

I was hoping to see birds at Valerie’s. She lives in Placitas. I didn’t see any birds but got to enjoy a fabulous sunset.

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Cabezon peak in the distance

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Sage blooms in sunset

My gardens are doing well at home. The blooms are bringing in quite a variety of insects.

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This shot reminds me of some kung fu movie 🙂

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Cool teal colored bee...even its eyes

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Juniper Hairstreak

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Mourning Cloak just emerged from its chrysalis... We had no idea it was there right above the front door!

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Gray Hairstreak

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Colorado hairstreak

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Painted Lady

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Orange Skipperling

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Russet Skipperling...OK...I'm guessing on the name of this one lol!

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Weidemeyer's Admiral

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Mourning Cloak

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First day lilly bloom in my yard

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While walking Scarlett around the neighborhood I’ve enjoyed some wonderful wildlife.

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Mule deer buck...look close to see velvet antlers coming in.

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Mule deer

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So even though I didn’t go on any trips…I am very much enjoying this wonderful summer.

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