We revisited the Riparian Preserve as there always seems to be something interesting. One night, I will return for some star shots.
The turtles were sunning themselves near the bridge.
Lucky we got this close to one that was perched on the edge of an old post.
Natural, un-trimmed palm tree branches shade the trunk from the hot sun.
This bush had some buds getting ready to flower.
This branch looked gorgeous against the sky.
Then I found some in full bloom.
The sun hit at just the right angle to highlight this guy’s cheek.
A white feather floats on some riparian sludge.
We found some egrets fishing.
We walked around the pond to try and see them from a better angle.
This bush was full of egrets!
What a view!
These two appeared to be a bit smaller.
The Canada’s were in fine formation.
I love the saguaro cactus garden.
We have seen prickly pear cactus with white powdery stuff on it.
The groundskeeper explained that it was an insect called cochineal that lives on the cactus. Sometimes the insects are brushed off and harvested for the red dye they create.
It is always wonderful to find spring flowers.