Cows

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Cows, Tortolita Mountains, Tucson, Arizona.

Cows, Tortolita Mountains, Tucson, Arizona.

Although I don’t like cows, I couldn’t resist photographing this family on a rainy New Year’s Day.  In the last week or so, we have received a lot of rain really greening this area up!

Mule Deer

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Mule Deer

Mule Deer

Excited to see so many mammals passing through the property. A gray fox has been a nightly visitor on the game camera, javalina come through every couple of days, we even had a skunk! This mule deer walked through a couple of days ago – I have seen them nearby a number of times, but this is the first one I have seen right on site.

Desert Light

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Tortolita Mountains, Arizona.

Tortolita Mountains, Arizona.

Saturday night from our campsite.  Had to work hard for this one – turned off the bar-b-q, set my glass of wine down and grabbed the tripod.  🙂

I love the fact that our home is Alaska is surrounded by large mountain rising up right from town.  However, because of this, we don’t see too many sunsets – I think I have seen more sunsets here in the last week in Arizona as I do in a year in Alaska.  So you can see how this has been a real treat for me – hope you don’t get tired of sunsets!

Wow.

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Rain-tailed cat, Tortolita Mountains, Arizona.

Ring-tailed cat, Tortolita Mountains, Arizona.

I typically won’t post such a bad photo – but then again, I typically don’t see such a rare animal!  These guys are usually nocturnal and rarely seen.

I always keep my camera ready to go by my chair except for today and it cost me a head on close-up. My camera wasn’t handy and then didn’t have a card in it, but still encouraging for future photo opps. I was pretty sure I have seen this guy at night with my flashlight, but I never could get a good look and thought it might be be a cotimundi.