Friday, October 9, 2009


This weeks theme, Silhouettes, was chosen by Carrie. This should present some really awesome photos from everyone!

With the skies down here in Arizona, we have plenty of opportunities
to shoot pictures of silhouettes.

Another one of my favorites.

This is the stalk, flower, I'm not sure what you call it,
of a Century plant. It is easily well over 20' high!

Flowers from a succulent in my yard.

Migration time for hummers. My town is the hummingbird capital of the U.S.

This bird is a Thrasher, presumably named for that beak. While usually calling with a quick "wheet wheet", they can also sing the most wonderful melodies.

Meet Lola. This beauty belonged to my son for a while.

If you want to join in the fun, show off your town, or just to see more photos from the gang, go here!


Patience-please said...

Goodness, what a gorgeous part of the world you inhabit. Just stunning.

Simply Heather said...

Oh,'ve really shared some beauty here! Gorgeous. Visiting has made me appreciate Arizona all the more...and left me with a big smile in my heart, as I caught a glimpse of little Lola :)

Barry said...

The tall pine (if that is a pine tree?) is my faviourite in a beautiful series!

But, of course, Lola is the cutest!

NanU said...

Nice post! I really like the second one.

Scriptor Senex said...

Great series - you've captured the theme and your town in one go! I usually only manage one or the other. I loved the hummingbird and thrasher.

GingerV said...

yes Arizona has the most beautiful skies - morning or night, for some reason we never have this kind of color - humidity but blur colors. you'll see what I mean Next week with sunrise / sunsets
very nice blog.

Janice said...

LOLA!!!! Sweet lil' Lola!!! I've missed her so!! Do you have her now?!?!?

Doreen said...

very impressive, one after the other. great job!!

Kerry said...

You took full advantage of that Arizona sky! And that century plant is so cool.

J9 said...

The stalk flower looks almost too perfect, like a cell tower, or a bonsai - beautiful work!

Denise said...

your photos are amazing!

Amber said...

Thanks for visiting me!
Your pictures are really pretty!

Ellisa said...

Beautiful pictures. Love the first.

Pauline said...

I think you are sure to have an award winner there - but I couldn't pick which one. So glad not to be Jen this week.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wow! Those sunsets!!!! Looks like fire! ;^)
Beautiful photos....and love that sweet little Lola...L.O.L.A. Lola...Lalalala Lola.....
(Sorry...I just love the name, too...have to sing the song....)

Pam said...

Lovely. I am particularly fond of the third one.

Jen said...

Sorry I have been MIA, things are hectic right now.

Your photos are just gorgeous, I love your work.

That dog is cute!

The orange sky with the trees is just stunning.

Carrie said...

Love the birds - I haven't seen a hummingbird in a month :( The Century tree is cool - looks like overgrown parsley!

Carrie said...

Did you grow up in Westport, Shabby Girl?
If you miss the fog, coolness and wetness then today is the day for you! It is raining for the first time in weeks - it's been unusually dry. I feel like I'm at home now :)

Max-e said...

Hi shabby girl, I meant to comment the other day, but got side tracked.
The third picture looks like the flowers of a sisal (agave) plant - ie if it has long spiky leaves at the base.
In South Africa it is used to make a tequila like drink called agave.

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