The canal is bursting with color.
Andrew Henry took a moment to notice this telephone pole. The beauty of the workmanship inspires him. He was explaining how the wires go in and what happens and blah blah blah. I listen, I really do, it's the remembering I'm so very bad at. I think we discussed how many trees in this country were used to make all these telephone poles.
Now here are the two photos I think may shock you. This little fellow belongs to a group of about 12. I don't know where they came from or what they are but we see them all the time. They are always in this area of the canal. They make a sweet squawking sound. This is the best shot I could get. They rest had already taken flight.
I have seen bats (summer), hawks, cranes, geese and even an owl but these little tropical fellas are my favorite. I like different. I really really do.
Now, here is something I think you would have never guessed. We have seashells in Arizona. I know. It freaks me out all the time. They are all along the bank of this particular part of the canal - though I took this photo away from the bank. Canal on the right of me and this on the left of me - walking path is in between. You can click on the image (any image on my blog) and view it a bit larger to get a better look.
Does this shock you as much as it does me? I am always amazed people aren't stopping and staring at them - pointing and calling everyone over to express their awe at the fact WE HAVE SEASHELLS IN THE DESERT.