Friday, May 13, 2011

friday : in the desert

we live in the desert.
did you know?

today we were promised another goodly bit of sunshine, so we headed out to Antelope Island, which is in the Great Salt Lake.

we were in search of buffalo!!
(technically it's 'bison', but personally, i prefer the old west term.)


it's very early season in these parts, still.
we've only really seen warm for about two days.

would we find our desert friends? lizards... antelope... bison???


hmmm.
found marsh hawks.


and a flock of pelicans!

very cool.


hey!
bison! way out there.


hmmm.

lizards.
but only one or two, dangit.


what?
exploring at the ranch.
which is Fielding Garr Ranch... one of the oldest working ranches in the western part of the U.S.
(and has the oldest un-moved building in Utah.)

so we explored.

over the springs, filled with watercress


fungi




lasso-in'


an' later....

a bison close-up.

an' would you look at that?
Mr. Wiley Coyote.


an' two of his Cousins, too.
nice!

and,
hey there, Mr. Antelope.
thanks for comin'.
aaaaaah.

to home then -
we've found what we came for.

so to home sunshine,
and Backyard Bliss.

including games of tag

double deckers


and cloud bustin'.

yeah.
life's good.

10 comments:

  1. Look at that! That my friend was a spectacular day! Thanks for sharing all of your goodness.

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  2. What an awesome day. A ranch and double deckers. Great stuff!

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  3. You all were blessed with a critter bonanza! Nice close-up of mr. coyote, the wily guy ;)

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  4. You live in an awesome place.

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  5. How fun! We planned to stop by Antelope Island on our roadtrip from Boulder, but it was POURING...buckets on the days we were there. Checked into a SLC hotel instead. Sorry we missed it, but thanks for giving me a chance to experience it from here!

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  6. once again, i am just stunned that you live there. and what a photo of that coyote!!! you know i am loving that...thank you for taking such awesome pictures!

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  7. Fun! It's been awhile for us. Hopefully we will before the heat sets in:)

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  8. I totally wanna live where you live...

    The photos are gorgeous--I don't think I've ever seen a sky so bright blue in my life?!?

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  9. I just love where you live!!! Look at that wonderful wild place!!! Beautiful.

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