Monday, June 8, 2009


Shade, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Love the bright, clear Tucson light the shadows are fabulous.

In the hot so very hot Summer months shade is important, sought out,
and so very much needed. . . Beyond the cooling necessity of it to
plants, animals and people. . . what I love is the patterns that move
across the landscape that merge into twilight.

This view is the east side yard where my small grove of citrus trees
are. In the early morning and evening lots of animal and birds come
out on this side of the house.
I have seen resting in the hot part of the day Javelinas, Coyote and
a Bobcat, not at the same time Thank Goodness ! I leave much of my
land wild with just a-bit of raking and pruning here and there so the
wildlife and I can coexist. The white paint is for a bark fungus that
we are trying to get rid of. . .

Happy Monday ! parsnip


  1. I wish Yuko had a chance to see the Javelinas. I've been looking through the video we took and we got about 3 seconds of a Coyote in the front yard.

  2. David...
    They always came when you were gone...
    Bummer !

  3. Gayle,
    I love your new blog! You have the most incredible way of looking at life. I so admire that!

  4. I'm glad you mentioned the white paint as I was wondering if they were naturally like that. The light is utterly, amazingly, searing. How lovely that wild life benefits from the shade of your trees. I have no idea what a javelina is!

  5. I love this landscape. Funny, I was looking at pictures of Afghanistan the other day, thinking about how beautiful the landscape was. Now only if it weren't for the extremists AND the war.

    Interestingly, when I went to Savannah, I really did NOT like the forests. I love those endless vistas, the scrub. I guess it's part of being a westerner.

  6. Kanani,
    I really enjoy the forest too... but like you I love the Western Landscape