Western Tanager

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Western Tanager

Western Tanager

It was awesome to have this colorful visitor to our Arizona property yesterday – Western Tanager is beautiful!  Having blooming Ironwood for a perch, and blooming palo verde for a background was a nice bonus!

Gila Monster

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Gila Monster

Gila Monster.

I have always wanted to see one of these huge, poisonous lizards, and finally got my wish yesterday.  Their name seems appropriate.  This one was heading across our campsite driveway towards Janine who was outside reading – neither aware of the other.  I’m glad I came along.  🙂

While we were out running this morning Janine spotted another one – a bit smaller then this guy was was about a foot long.