Monday, April 16, 2012

~~Arizona Day Trip~~

When you leave on a Sunday morning to take a spring day trip in Arizona, you can never predict what will be in store for your adventure.

We took a road trip to Mt. Lemmon, which is near Tuscon.  Who knew that we'd encounter SNOW in BEAR COUNTRY in April? 


After a bout of altitude sickness (Don't ask), we arrived at the 8200 elevation restaurant, The Iron Door, the simply elegant cabin restaurant at the top of Mt. Lemmon.



While sitting at the window table, we saw some beautiful birds and learned that they are called "Stellar Jays." Enjoy the captures.





Their name says it all, "STELLAR!"


Once we were full as ticks (sorry that I didn't take a picture of the warm blueberry pie with homemade ice cream), we headed down the rugged backside of the mountain.  It is somewhat usual to get stuck or blow a tire.  I was not in the mood for that, so here's to hoping.

One of the coolest features of Arizona is sharing space with such diversity of wildlife.  We rounded a corner and ran into these wild things.



Further down the road, I was macro capturing some wildflowers and looked up to capture these beauties.



 
Oh...and this tough guy thought he's protect us....










Oh.....and one more capture...of something I've never seen nor ever expected to see.......


MOLE!
















































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