Monday, March 11, 2019

First March Finish and Trip Photos

We really enjoyed our CA/AZ trip so much that we don't have any photos from the AZ part! However, we did get some photos in CA.

We hiked around a small lake in the Yorba Linda Recreation area and saw this turtle soaking up the sun.

Apparently, the ducks were more interested in the bottom of the lake.

Part way around the lake we discovered this little pond complete with 2 egrets (thanks, Dee), 1 great blue heron and another smaller turtle.  We also were greeted by several pretty squirrels that were hoping for a treat.

Just outside San Diego we took another hike in the Torrey Pines Natural Reserve. We also saw some hikers who were more ambitious than we were.

Why didn't I wear a short-sleeved shirt?

The trail to Razor Point went pretty much straight up which is not our thing.

Later that day we stopped at a rest stop where there was a sign warning of poisonous snakes and insects, but we didn't encounter any, thankfully!

Then we stopped for gas and thought we might have been affected by the heat.  Yep, there were quite a few dinosaurs by the gas pumps.

In addition to seeing the sights, we visited friends and relatives. I guess we got so busy chatting that we failed to take any more photos.  However, I did find one photo online of an amazing bird we saw on a hike with my sister and her husband.  We were told that this Elegant Trogon, a native of Mexico and Guatemala, also lives in Madera Canyon.

And here's my finish, another Interrupted Cowl, this time in Bamboozle, which is similar to Bamboo Bloom.  The color is Lagoon, but I would call it Southwestern Sunset and here's why!

Have a great week!


Tired Teacher said...

Wonderful photos, especially the one with the ibis, heron, and turtle.

Dee said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

The two white birds in the photo aren't ibis, the bigger one is a Great White egret, the smaller one is a Little (or Snowy) egret. Ibis have long, pink curved beaks.

kathy b said...

Love your cowl!!! San Diego is on my list of places to visit. Your bird photos are amazing!

Delighted Hands said...

Great photos!!! I loved San Diego and say if we ever have to move to CA, that's the city! Ok, Arizona is cool to visit--I'm glad you had a nice trip!
The cowl is so, so pretty!

Juliann in WA said...

Looks like the weather was lovely.

Betsy said...

Judy, it looks like your trip was wonderful. I look at them and I see warmth! The animals are all beautiful too. How nice to be able to escape the cold weather we’re having. Thank you for sharing them with us. Blessings, Betsy

karen said...

those sunny skies and green backgrounds are quite beautiful! We are nearing the end of winter and the birds are just starting to sing in the morning. It's still very cold outside though!!

Mereknits said...

Your trip sounds wonderful Judy. That bird is gorgeous. Glad you did not run into any snakes.

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