Friday, April 16, 2010

2010 Season is almost over

It's been a while since I posted here, so allow me to share some 2010 Spring in the Desert color and life.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Plant Life Abounds

Desert plants are beautiful, even without blooms, especially with the beautiful blue sky in the background.

[Pictures by Snookie Quinn:  The Quinn's Awesome Journey]

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunday Random Shots

After church today, there was a fellowship in the Community Center.

The dove is patiently waiting for the quail to move from the feeder. Notice the Cholla cactus in the background. Speaking of the Cholla, this one is showing off it's blooms in the sunshine.

This pictures looks rather tranquil, but in reality this quail is probably thinking, "The water here was much cooler earlier this morning!"

A new star... a very small cactus with very small flowers.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Gambrel Quail in the Cactus Garden

[By clicking on the image, you should be allowed to see a larger view.]

Friday, April 17, 2009

Gambrel Quail Chicks

They are so elusive, but I finally got a picture of a few quail chicks this morning. They are tiny and barely visible in the sand of the cactus garden.
The Trichocereus was still open this morning. It made it's appearance yesterday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Last Gospel Jam of the Season

Due to so many leaving for the season, the Gospel Jam Session crowd was down to about one third the normal size. It was a great session, though, and enjoyed by all in attendance.Thelma, Donna and Dorie Trio.
We had the pleasure of enjoying a visiting fiddle player.
G.H. played his accordion and sang.
Dennis adds his harmonica to the jam sessions and does a great job. He can play anything and beautifully.
Don plays his guitar and sings.
Thumper plays the bass guitar and also sings.
After each person on stage has had their turn at the mic, there's a break for fifteen minutes and then the second half begins. Each one has the opportunity to sing and/or play two songs during each jam session. Here, Dorie belts out another gospel tune. She's been entertaining for a long time and currently goes to several local senior care centers to entertain. They love it when she comes to play and sing for them.
Virgil sings "Long Black Train."
During the fiddle players rendition of "Amazing Grace," Dorie asked everyone to stand and sing. Afterwards, while still standing we closed the jam session with "God Bless America."
We all look forward to the Fall and the return of the Wednesday Night Jam Sessions. Anyone who plays and instrument is welcome to participate.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunshine Again Today

Bicycling is a favorite at Sunscape and so is Dorie. You can see her playing her guitar and singing every Wednesday evening at the Jam Session in the Community Center at 7:00 PM. In the Oleander hedge row are light pink....
... rose pink and ...
... white flowers.
The Ocotillo in the swimming pool area is huge and beautiful.
Meet the Park Pet Roadrunner. If you feed him, he might just join you on your patio. You will recognize him by his slight limp.