Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Summer in the desert.

Summer.


The Prickly Pear pads can be eaten. Somewhat like green beans when sliced and cooked.


 Prickly Pear fruit. Once you carefully remove the skin and tiny thorns you can eat the fruit. 
The fruit has tiny hard seeds that you can not bite through but you can swallow.



 Roadrunner.


Gambel's Quail

 Gila Woodpecker. Has a red spot on the top of the head.
One of my favorites so beautiful.

 Arizona Cardinal.
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Quail and bunny cooling off in the damp earth.

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Here is your pretty for the beginning of the week.

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The wild Arizona Scotty in his natural habitat.


 I have posted this before but it makes me so happy !

cheers,  parsnip

27 comments:

  1. Hi, Gayle!

    I ate prickly pear meat at a Tucson restaurant when Mrs. Shady and I traveled through your area five years ago. As thehamish would say, "It tastes like chkikin'" :) I love the pictures of wildlife seen around your desert home in the summertime. That a great pic of the wild Arizona Scotty in his natural habitat, basking in a patch of sunlight on the cool tile floor. It always amazes me how dogs search for that patch of light in the house. My Toto got up every five minutes and moved a few inches to stay within the light zone.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Gayle!

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    1. Not that many people have ever seen the Wild Arizona Scotty

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  2. I love the pictures of your birds! I've always wondered what cactus tastes like.

    Have a great day!

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  3. Lovely photos of prickly pears, critters, and wild Arizona Scotty :-) Great job capturing roadrunner and I love the quail photo - so adorable!

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  4. Lovely bird photos - and it goes without saying Lovely Scottie.

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  5. Lots of bird company for Arizona Scotties and professional stuffed animal surgeons to keep an eye on!

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  6. Love those photos, especially that splendid looking quail and the bunny chillin' out with a flock of the quail's friends! The wild scotty in his natural habitat made me laugh out loud.

    We getting ever closer to an adoption! Looks like it's to be a 4 month old rescue puppy...a wee girl with lovely golden red hair. No official name yet, but her foster mom has nicknamed her "crazy legs" and "oh, no puppy, NO!" Lol. I think we're in for wild days ahead. Can't wait. Will keep you posted!

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    1. I am so excited to read this. is she a westie like Pip or something different.

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  8. I miss those roadrunners. That last Found flyer is adorable!

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    1. Roadrunners are very bad bad bad birds but I love watching them

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  9. Awesome bird pics! We sure don't get many roadrunners in Michigan!

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    1. It is much to COLD ! have you finally lost the last snow bank ?

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  10. I love the birds of the desert. Roadrunners are so comical.

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  11. I really enjoyed the photos of your wildlife and loved reading about the edible cactus- so different to anything we have here. And of course, the dear Wild Scottie :o)

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  12. Fantastic post.

    Really enjoyed reading it and it held my attention all the way through! Keep it up.

    Read my Latest Post

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  13. Really interesting to see and read about the prickly pears.
    Also great to see all the colourful birds.

    All the best Jan

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  14. I like prickly pear but you have to be SO careful not to get even one spine out of place!!!!!!

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