Now on to our photo Oscars for today.
The best of the best starts with a Caliche Globe Mallow intertwined with a Brittlebush. Makes for a nice color combo.
Runner up in the flower category is this large Mexican Gold Poppy.
Honorable Mentions go to the Mexican Vervain
and some Baby Bonnets laid against the blue sky.
Best Birds award today-- a perky Lesser Gold Finch
and a mocking bird at attention.
Now on to the Butterfly Category. We stopped again at the lonely little Pipe Vine and with no one else around I was able to get an in-focus shot of the Pipevine Butterfly caterpillar that munches only on the Pipevine. I'm still hoping for a good photo of the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly.
I did get a new one though--an Orange Sulphur
A Runner-up is either an Empress Leilia or a Hackberry Emperor. Someday may get better at this.
Ugliest animal prize goes to what we think may have been a Western Fence Lizard
Or then again it may have been me trying to hold up my end.
Goodbye. It's been another fine day in Sabino Canyon.