Monday, June 23, 2014

parley view parsnip. . . wildlife everywhere

Wildlife  everywhere.
Some outside and a some inside.
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 When it is hot even the birds come to sit in the fountain and cool off
in the heat of the day.
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 I have dishes in the wells of the citrus trees that fill up when the 
irrigation comes on.  All the wildlife use them.
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 Round tailed ground squirrel
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 .Quail and baby bunny cooling off in the damp earth on a hot day.
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 Roadrunners
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 I wanted to move a tile in my side yard that was leaning up next to the wall 
and found a quails nest.
I don't know who was more surprised the mum or me.
So I put it back till the eggs were hatched.
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A quail on my fence keeping watch while his family has breakfast.
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Here is your pretty for the start of the week.
 As part of the arbitration guess who gets to be the pretty ?
 yert !
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thehamish likes to burrow under the papasan pillow 
and sometimes likes to hide his toys under it  !
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My sweet gud old dug Watson.
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wild. . . parsnip
music. . .  Blue Monday,  Fats Domino


27 comments:

  1. Your wildlife is SO different from ours. Fascinating to see!

    I love your red cardinal and the quail. British quails are very insignificant birds in comparison.

    It`s hot work being a dog on a hot, hot day :-)

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    1. It is so hot but no monsoons yet. We are all waiting.

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  2. I just love all that wild life Gayle (including that indoors!) - isn't the quail pretty.
    The one bird I really wish we had here is the red cardinal -= I have seen them when I was in Phoenix some years ago
    (Flagstaff actually) - so thrilling. I bought a little one which I keep on my key ring.

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    1. I love the Cardinals too so bright but I must admit I love the females even better, they are grey with a blue tint and quite beautiful.

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  3. Love the quail photo. You captured that crazy head feather perfectly! Is it just me, or does the head of a quail kind of resemble fancy Samurai headgear? So pretty indeed.



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    1. I so agree with the Samurai Headgear too.
      I think They are so beautiful.

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  4. Oh my that rabbit looks so hot! And what wonderful birds. You will think I am an idiot but for a minute I thought that fish was a real one! duh....
    Have a lovely week!

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    1. Well a fish is sort of in the water but not quite...

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  5. That quail and bunny pic is sweet!

    Hugs and chocolate!

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    1. In the summer bunnies and quail are always cooling off together.

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  6. Hiding toys under the pillows is something different!

    The animals think of your place as an oasis.

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    1. thehamish doesn't do it that often but when he does it is so funny.

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  7. Fantastic animals, you have all about. They all look at home.

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    1. They share their land with me, so I must be a good friend to them

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  8. You have such great wildlife there! The quail and bunny hanging out together is so sweet :-)
    I've heard it's difficult to snap roadrunners because they move so quickly. That's a great shot!
    Cute thehamish with his hidden toy and gentle sweet Watson! Have a great new week!

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    1. Yes, the roadrunners are hard to get a photo of because when you get ready to take their photo they move.

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  9. The one of the quail and bunny is very sweet.

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    1. The little bunny came often then either moved on or .......
      Miss the cuteness. Such tiny feet

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    2. The animals you get are so different from ours. I love our Vermont critters but we sure don't get roadrunners! Even your squirrels are different.

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  10. You have wonderful creatures around and inside your house!

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    1. Sometimes the ones outside are sweeter !

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  11. St. Francis is smiling on you! What great photos and how much fun it must be to just sit and watch the wildlife enjoy your back yard. Every time I try to take a close up photo of Archie or Boswell they do the same thing that Watson did in today's photo - nose to the lens!! Thanks for sharing such dear pictures.

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    1. Did you notice St, Francis in the first photo over the fountain I have several around the house.

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  12. what a cute little zoo you have!! i love cardinals and roadrunners? wow!

    and thanks for your sweet comments about Broken Branch Falls!

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  13. I bet all of the animals that visit your lovely garden are sooo greatful for the water you provide for them. It all looks really hot and dry there. Watson is looking particularly dashing.

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  14. You have awesome birds living in your yard!

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