The Stories just Write Themselves

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t take at least a couple of photographs of poor Callie. Whatever we are doing together, I have my iPhone 7 plus handy and I am always capturing the moment with images of her. I would hate it if someone had the lens turned on me, and Callie sometimes shows great irritation when I have it aimed at her, but for the most part, she is a good sport about it all.

So this afternoon we spent time rescuing wild desert honey bees from the pool and basking under the diffused light of the sun. There is a hazy cloud layer but the temperature is warmer, maybe 82 degrees and the insects are starting to hatch and the gnats which feed the hummingbirds aim for your eyes and nose and ears. They are quite annoying but a necessary part of living in the desert where water has been interjected.

So many wild animals benefit from the water sources of golf courses and the trees and shade that they provide. I for one am not a fan of golf but do appreciate the shade and cover from the sun the park-like setting provides for birds, cottontails, and coyotes, even the bighorn sheep depend on the grass and water before the rains come. There have been times that I am driving at night and I will see an entire pack of coyotes romping along the lush green belt.

Springtime is almost upon us and you can feel it in the air. The days are getting longer and this is probably the best time of year for desert inhabitants. Cactus start to bloom which feed the hummingbirds and pollinators, insects thrive which in turn sustain the flocks of migratory birds and people get to enjoy the mild climate in a paradise setting.

9 thoughts on “The Stories just Write Themselves

  1. Bri Ollre March 8, 2018 / 1:38 am

    Oh, Callie is just so beautiful. I tend to take pictures of my cat everyday too, and while it annoys him, it makes me happy to have so many reminders of him when I’m away.

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      • Carlo Tuzon March 8, 2018 / 10:32 pm

        I’m not sure yet Callie. Though being nominated is already something to be proud of. Congratulations to you, too for being a nominee. It means that more people are appreciating your work 🙂

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    • sevenfauesisters March 8, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Wow! Thanks so much. Callie is a cutie and very photogenic. I am fortunate to have adopted her as a stray. She recused me when you really think about it.

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      • FACE Foundation March 8, 2018 / 11:51 pm

        She is so photogenic and I’m amazed at how mellow she is on the road in and in new places.

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      • sevenfauesisters March 8, 2018 / 11:52 pm

        Aw! She wasn’t always that way. I just bought her another new halter with tiny fish on it. Can’t wait for a glamour shot of her.

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