Friday, December 4, 2009

FRIDAY SHOOTOUT

The weeks just seem to get away from me! I cannot believe it's Friday already. Today's theme is My Favorite Things.

After thinking on this for a bit, I thought I'd post my favorite things about living in the desert.



We do have some pretty awesome flowering plants here. This is a Mexican Bird of Paradise. Come winter time, you just cut the bush down to nothing, and it comes back bigger and better the next year.



Yes, we even have our own waterfall in the desert, but only during a good monsoon season.



Wild little things taking their leisure around my house.



Amazing cloud formations during monsoon.






And, of course, gorgeous sunsets!

19 comments:

Chef E said...

Oh that bunny is so cute! Love all the desert stuff...I was there during a drought year, and did not have the luck with waterfalls as you did, would have been awesome...

Steven Anthony said...

Beautiful as always.....the bunny brought a smile to my face, so sweet;) you are very blessed to live there

Rebecca said...

Wow, the sunset is stunning! Glad the bunny is just resting and that the hawk doesn't see him!

Kerry said...

This is just one gorgeous picture after another. A waterfall in the desert! And what a cloud picture that is! I can see how you would love where you live.

GingerV said...

that sunset is spectacular, only in Arizona.

Pauline said...

What glorious clouds and skies! Thank you for reminding me about the beauty of arid places! Love your hawk!!

Gordon said...

You make me want to visit AZ again. Rafting and hiking the Grand Canyon is the outdoor adventure of my life so far. The sunsets are spectacular.

Sarah Lulu said...

Really fabulous selection ....

Doreen said...

magnificent waterfall and sunset. all wonderful photos. have a great weekend!

Simply Heather said...

Great choices :)

Pam said...

Great pictures!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love the photo of the bunny lounging around the backyard. How sweet. Your photos of the skies are amazing too.

REDLAN said...

Now I cant count how much OMG I uttered now while browsing everybody's post and pictures of favorite things. Another beautiful set of photos. I like the last photo most. Oh my, here I go again.

Sarah said...

Oh this was wonderful!! I lived in Scottsdale for many years and you showed so many things I loved about living there! Your sky pics are amazing!! The sweet bunny in the shade..too cute!! Wonderful shootout! :)Sarah

Barry said...

Wow, you have some backyard! The sunsets were just stunning!

Scriptor Senex said...

A beautiful set of favourites.

A Scattering said...

You must have a very peaceful garden for the bunny to have relaxed like that. Amazing.

kent.. said...

We have bunnies that lie around here as well! My dogs usually will give them a run but they are surprisingly fast once they figure out there's a reason to be! Nice photos, enjoyed seeing the waterfall.

kate said...

What beautiful pictures! The Mexican Bird of Paradise is crazy looking - I've never seen one before.

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