Thursday, February 28, 2013

For the birds...

Bird watching has become a new past time for me while staying here at Lake Havasu.  I've been going for a daily morning bird walk for an hour since mid-January.  About twice a week I've been going on a guided bird walk in the state park next to where I'm staying.  The walk is lead by volunteer Jim Scott on Wednesday through Sunday.  Thanks to Jim I've seen 52 kinds of birds.  You can visit his blog at: .

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Desert Flowers

The desert is getting really green around Havasu because of the rain we had a couple weeks ago. But I'm not seeing many flowers... now I'm sort of afraid the flowers won't be here until after I leave in a couple of weeks. I ran across what I thought was a Mexican Poppy on yesterday's hike but now I'm thinking that's not what it really is.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Havasu Birds

I'm seeing a lot of really great birds in the state park here in Lake Havasu.  In the past couple of days I've seen these[pics not by me]...

Ladderback Woodpecker

Red tailed Hawk

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lake Havasu Sunsets

We just keep having these great sunsets over Lake Havasu...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lake Havasu Hiking Fun

My brother and sister-in-law have been visiting and we're getting out for lots of hikes.  Everybody got to slide down this dry waterfall...

On the hike out we ran across these mountain sheep...

I never had them let me get this close.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Uncle Stub's Bull Fiddle

I really like this picture of my Uncle Stub [Alton Knsiley-- actually my dad's uncle] and his bull fiddle.  He used to play it at square dances in Lansing, Michigan.  Dance steps can be called by the fiddle player into the fiddles megaphone.