Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Whew! Heading home!

Little Dog on the Prairie

Photon and I have had such a wonderful time in Oklahoma! There was a bit of rain (well, 7 inches in 2 or 3 hours one night when a tornado touched down on the north side of the mountains, meaning refuge staff had to come and wake me up and evacuate me. That was an adventure--especially because they brought us to the environmental education building, where Photon got to investigate a bunch of cool stuffed animals!). But all the rain made everything about as beautiful as it could possibly be.

(Diamondbacks viewed through 12x camera aren't quite as close as they appear.)

And the pièce de résistance:

I'll have a bazillion more photos, and some videos of a singing Painted Bunting and the most versatile mockingbird I've ever heard as soon as I can get them up.