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Gallery 1-2 - Scenes in the Southwest

     In many of these scenes the animals and trees call out to us in a way that seems as timeless as the terrain they inhabit.  Others speak of the rich and mixed cultural heritage of the Southwest--Native, Hispanic and American.  In every case, the scenes are real, very real, and it is the art of digitography that has brought them alive.  Be sure and check our other galleries; they overlap a little.

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Heads Up

Heads Up

Heads Up.  Oh dear!  This deer seems to have found herself in a narrow area in front of a rocky cliff.  Perhaps she came by to sniff the wonderful flowers growing on the ledge in front of her.  If she is hungry enough…maybe she’ll eat the flowers as another way of appreciating them.

 

Just Add Wind

Just Add Wind

Just Add Wind©.  Windmills on a desert ranch are mandatory.  This beautiful old windmill not only provides wind power but has it’s own history to tell.  It has been a silent observer of our land for over a century.

 

Just Born

    Just Born

Just Born©.  It is difficult to believe that this little ball of fluff will grow into an enormous great horned owl.  Just now, she is a few weeks old and she is trying to pretend that she is fierce and not at all worried as you approach her.  The only thing moving in the nest is her head.  As you walk, somehow her head is always facing you.

Little Hooter

Little Hooter

Little Hooter©.  You are walking through the woods a little before sunset.  By this time many of the local fauna have rested after an active day.  The woods are still, other than your quiet steps.  There is a little soft noise in the next tree and you stop, carefully taking a look.  A little western screech owl has just woken up for the evening, and she’s looking back at you!

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Long Way Down©.  Generally our many small creatures find clever ways to hide themselves, particularly in the daytime.  This little guy seems caught by surprise.  Perhaps he is young and has not gotten the message yet.  Hide!  But first, I  must get down.   Hmm.  How do I do that?

Lonely Bull

The Lonely Bull

   The Lonely Bull©.  The herd went back to the barn.  Only the master of the pasture remained to guard the desert from interlopers.  He’s friendly, really.  But there is little question who is in charge here.

 

Morning Snack

   Morning Snack©.  Road runners have a busy day.  If they aren’t in a movie role, they have to fetch their own food.  This little guy has managed to find himself a small lizard that just wasn’t fast enough this morning. The road runner’s crest is still up, indicating how pleased he is at his early morning catch.  

 

Must Be Love

Must Be Love

Must Be Love©.  What do two bobcats do when they aren’t out hunting up a little lunch.  They could wander around, but why bother? The day is warm and there is no time like now to just relax and enjoy each other’s company.  After all—they are cats. 

 

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