First sight was large bunnies in the front yard so I went to get the camera and saw the quails in back. If you look up close towards the blue board one is nesting.  There were 20 more who ran around to the front so did I.
Well, look who is innocently walking away from the roses towards the pomegranate tree.


Invasion of hungry feisty and pregnant animals.




I saw the rabbit hop away but when I came out of the sauna I found the lunch counter was empty. So is it the squirre?l I can’t imagine the rabbit carrying a pomegranate.


Lunch Counter


Not sure who is stealing my pomegranates and set up their own lunch counter but my money is on the fat squirrel.

Someone has been here


I don’t recognize the foot prints but I am impressed.

Even the birds


Even the birds thought it strange to find a bunny trying to eat their bird seed.
He was chased off the red plate.


Yotaki’s Neighborhood

Good Morning Neighbor! Welcome to the neighborhood!

As I stepped out from the yurt the other day I felt as if I walked into a bazaar Mr. Rodger’s neighborhood. Standing atop of the tallest pole, actually a long dead stalk of some kind was my turkey buzzard. He screeched at me which I shall take as,’Hello and all is clear”, message. I walked the path heading slightly in his direction so he showed me his large wing span and chest and then turned to show off a powerful back. “Hello vulture, welcome to the neighborhood.”

This morning looking out through the kitchen window I watched my cottontail nibble on the juicy young grass brought up by the monsoon rains. I have not seen the jackrabbits and wonder if the one with the extra long legs is fruitlessly trying to grow antlers and so become a jackalope this state is so well known for.

Sometimes I question the wisdom of Noah who let rattlesnakes, scorpions, no-see-ums on the ark and left gentle beautiful unicorns to drown. Perhaps this poses the question of what does or doesn’t exist.

I have a cardinal couple swing by each morning and evening. The red color so pour in nature and seldom found replicated.

The Killer Kows seem to have moved down the highway at least according to the police blotter on the final page of the weekly paper.

The lizards are multiplying yet travel alone, while the quail outnumber us all, live in a crowd, and just seem to grow fatter each day.

Butterflies come in all colors from black to yellow and orange the blue have yet to appear but they are all bountiful.

The neighbor’s dogs come to visit, get a treat and play. Although I have never seen them I hear the donkeys bray and the rooster crow.

Sometimes I hear my neighbor practice on the drums and I wish wildly that someone will buy him a metronome. Other than that this really is a lovely neighborhood. So……

Thank you neighbor, good bye and come again tomorrow. Please remember a hat, boots and long pants.

Hon, you ain’t in Vegas

After working in the hot 102 degree sun I was ready for a shower. Thankfully I turned the water on and did not step into the tub because I just entered the worst science fiction movie ever. Even with a drain strainer this creature kept coming up and through into the tub. A good 8″ to 12″


One Arizona species, the giant desert centipede (Scolopendra heros), may obtain lengths of 8 inches or more. The bite from these large invertebrates is very painful.

Did I mention the 4′ rattlesnake that sat in the shade by my truck door a few weeks ago? Or the deadly translucent scorpion that came up while I was digging a hole for planting?

Some of you read about the killer cows preventing me from getting into my mailbox. Of course the multitude of fire ants and black widows.

20150618_103701_resizedKiller Kows

Then again I never saw a butterfly fight off a bee. The butterfly was calmly sitting on a flower when the bee came over and tried to push it out of the way. A few good strong wing flutters and the bee took off.


Or have jackrabbits and cottontails sit within a foot from me.


Or see the twig I planted grow into a tree with baby figs.


Don’t know where it is heading but I can dance on this ride.

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