While Katie and I were walking the other day, we again stopped to talk to Debbie, Jim, Gayle and Jim - I finally got a good photo of them all - shown below. That evening we had a nice long happy hour - these are such nice people. I'm really glad I ran into them again, and also was able to meet Jim M.
|Rupert and Debbie, Jim and Gayle, Jim and Chica, and Elliot's tail.|
Jim brought out Sophie, one of his and Gayle's new adopted kittens, and Chica really wanted to see her up close!
|Lots of barking - Chica is a real fire cracker. She has no idea how little she is. :)|
I've gotten the best bird photos here at Rockhound and I can't resist posting more of my favorites. I've seen birds here that I've never seen before. This is the first time I've had hummingbirds at my feeder and beautiful birds in the trees nearby and haven't picked up my camera. I just have too many great photos. Here are some of the best.
|Black-Chinned Hummingbird - look at that beautiful purple necklace glowing in the sunshine.|
|This Black-Chinned "owned" that feeder - he stood guard all day, turning right, left and center, keeping watch.|
|Broad Tailed Hummingbird|
|Female Anna's Hummingbird - she has gold flecks on her throat in the sun.|
|I don't know what kind of hummer this is, I just thought it was so cute and fluffy.|
|Female Black-Chinned Hummingbird - see the mountains behind us reflected in the feeder?|
|Female Black-Chinned Hummingbird|
|Curved Bill Thrasher - these were a first for me, another X in my Field Guide|
|Scaled Quail - these quail are also a first - I've seen other quail, but not Scaled Quail. Another X.|
|Female House Finch|
|Two Male House Finches - checking out the hummingbird feeder|
|Wilson's Warbler - another first.|
Each bird is beautiful in a different way - and such gorgeous colors. I've had a great time watching them.
Welcome to our newest Follower, Cheryl Ann. She has four blogs, but her main one is Desert Horses, which is about her four rescue horses. We all love rescue animals, and usually we're talking about dogs or cats. But horses? What a great thing to do, and how cool is it to have four horse?!? Thanks for following along with me and Katie, Cheryl Ann, we're happy to have you aboard! :)
|Beautiful Rockhound sunset|
|Landscape view of the Rockhound sunset above|
From Me and Katie, have a great Tuesday, everyone! :)