Filed under: animals | Tags: animals, arizona, cats, desert, dogs, happiness, horses, tucson
A typical day starts with two Border Collies staring at me expectantly and one Cody Bear pretending to be asleep. The bear does not like to hurry into his day. On this particular day, which happened to be Valentine’s Day and Arizona Statehood Day, he just decided to lay around having “bed head” all over his body and trying to look cuddly. Well done Cody Bear.
The most stressful thing I had to do all day was make chocolate covered strawberries for the my friend’s birthday party that night. Yes….as easy as they are to make I still got stressed. I am always nervous preparing food for people! I don’t want to make anyone sick.
But they turned out well!
In attendance at the party was this lovely cowgirl, Helen. She’s a really good dog!
And another red head, about as sleepy as Cody Bear, Tyko.
A good day for sure. But….the next day was one of the best days I’ve had in so long!
I went for a horseback riding lesson at the base of the Rincons. I was there about 3 hours which included a trail ride that wound through Coyote Creek. I learned so much and smiled all day. It was cool and cloudy and beautiful and …. Yeah…I just smiled and smiled.
Filed under: bees, flowers, insects, nature, photography | Tags: animals, arizona, bees, cactus, hiking, insects, nature, photography
we took a day trip and i got up close and personal with these gigantic saguaro cacti.
as you can see, these are very tall. we were lucky they were all over, even beside the road. to get these shots i had to use my 75-300mm telephoto lens and stand on the back of the truck. this shot was from about ten feet away.
this one is from about 5 feet away. good thing because it is a much smaller bee! it was about the size of a large grain of rice.
see how tall they are?
the entire area was packed with bees, but we weren’t scared as they were all native bees. we didn’t see any honeybee swarms.
several varieties of bees were wallowing in the saguaro blossoms. other native bees were buzzing around about a foot above the ground. everywhere you looked you saw a bee flying around.
it was great!