Welcome to my photo journal.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Three photos for week four

I can never take too many sunset photos.
A view of Four Peaks from Phon D Sutton Rec. area on the Salt River in the Tonto National Forest.
Gila Woodpecker checking out condo possibilities.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fun photos

Great Egret close up

Did you hear the story about????

Tree reflections at Higley ponds.

You can't see me........

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This weeks photos

Flower found on the Salt River bank.
Red Mountain and it's reflection in the Salt River.
The cutest Burrowing Owl.

On a sad note we had to put down our little Katie this week.
So the name of my blog should now be 2catsandus but I won't be changing it.

No heaven will not ever Heaven be
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A new year

This year I thought I would pick a few of my favorite photos that I took during the week and share them with you. They still may be mostly of birds since that is what we do the most but I hope you enjoy my efforts.
These are my favorites of the first week of the New Year.

Mandarin Duck found at Kiwanis Park in Tempe
Harris Hawk taken in Usuary Park campground with my little point and shoot.

These are the birds we saw this week that we can add to our life list.
Come back next week, I'm going to try and post on Saturdays.

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough. Toni Morrison

I've been enjoying a few a books the last couple of months, I really enjoyed The Help, The Big Year, The Christmas Sweater, Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich and Sand in My Shoes Chasing the American Dream by Julian King.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Looking back on 2011, we had a great year birding, a great year of travel and visiting family.
We added 60 new birds to our life list, we saw about 333 species of birds in 2011.
We have seen 84 species around Mesa, AZ since Thanksgiving.

We've enjoyed beautiful sunrises, sunsets and moon eclipses.
We checked off some National Parks from our bucket list.

We lost Boo but are still traveling with 3 cats.
We enjoyed being able to spend the holidays with my mother.
On to the new Year 2012, another year of birding and travel.
Let's all have a great 2012!!

"One of the wonderful aspects of birding is that it is endless. There's always some new place to go, some exciting new thing to find."
Olivia Snetsinger

(It's not just birding. it could be travel or just enjoying life.)