Friday, March 9, 2012

More, More, More

I usually post a "Five Senses Friday" on Friday....however, I have sooo many beautiful photos of my recent trip to Arizona that today's post is just that....more photos.  All of my senses were on overload during my wonderful week in Phoenix, Tucson & Sedona.  And by the way, a week is not near enough time to enjoy everything that Arizona has to offer, another return trip is definitely in the works.  Probably not during the summer months, hear it gets a wee warm during that time of the year.

I have never been a cactus lover but I must admit that they can produce some beautiful flowers and so different from what we have here in the midwest.




And then there were the butterflies.....be still my heart!!





And the birds....I am in heaven...the friends I stayed with had this feeder outside on their patio and this little hummingbird fed regularly from it, staying quite some time with each stop.  They don't stay this long at my feeder, hmmm wonder if they add a little something extra.



This cutie is the state bird of Arizona, the Cactus Wren.


And the quail...aren't they beautiful...he was just strolling along on top of a wall checking out the view.  Maybe trying to pick up chicks (hee hee, what a comedian I am)  Quite handsome, wouldn't you say?


As soon as we stopped the car in Sedona, I stepped out with camera in hand and spotted this blue bird on bare branches pretty far from me.  But with my trusty zoom lens I was able to capture him.  I don't see "blue" birds too often so spotting him was a definite delight.


Have to add 2 more images...I am always on the lookout for berries (remember the juniper berries??)
Don't even have a clue as to what these are, but they were berries and yellow, a must take.


And these bright red berries were on a bush with green and orange leaves...reminded me of fall but it is definitely not fall in Arizona.


I could go on and on and on with all the pics I took, but there is always tomorrow.  So stay tuned for more of Arizona....doors and more!!

Linking up to






"Any place that we love becomes our world."

Until next time....



18 comments:

  1. Incredible pictures. Please keep posting more more more :) It's just quite difficult for me to understand that someone actually can capture a bird or a butterfly like that. I'm having hard time with houses and trees ;) If I will be able to learn just 5% of what you can do, I will be all happy...

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  2. Utterly amazing wonderful photos. Suzy

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  3. Oh, I'm loving this walk with you Deanna! Gosh love *LOVE* them all, but then again I'm very much a bird person!! So much variety in butterflies, I think the last one is a hawkeye, or buckeye and the red berries I believe look like they are from a nandina bush!

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  4. These photographs are absolutely gorgeous Deanna, and I am so very glad that you enjoyed your trip!
    Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Butterflies and hummingbirds...I could just hug you! I can't wait for their spring arrival.

    Beautiful photos...I can't wait to see more!!!

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  6. Oh I love these shots! Butterflies and hummingbirds. Just can't get much better than that!

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  7. Your photos are all absolutely gorgeous, Deanna! :)

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  8. Soooo many great photos, I don't know where to start! But I'm a sucker for cactus photos and anything else related to the desert. Also love the Cactus Wren, and the Quail shot is incredible!

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  9. Beautiful nature captures! You can see you have a great deal of patients to capture these images.

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  10. Such beautiful photos. All the raw beauty and color of nature. Love it.

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  11. You captured such beauty on your trip...butterflies and birds...WOW I'll be glad when spring comes to NC

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  12. Your photos are just beautiful!
    Brenda

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  13. Wow Deanna...that hummingbird photo is quite stunning!

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  14. Incredible images...hard to pick a favorite, but those butterflies shots are just amazing.

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  15. You take the most wonderful photos of butterflies, birds, and flowers.I have thoughly enjoyed my visit:)

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  16. Your macros are amazing!!! Especially love the butterflies!

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  17. Love the quail - I must get a shot of one!!

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  18. Beautiful photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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