Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Carmen Valley


Another one of our field sites- possibly one of my favorites. The sunrise when I got there was well, pretty superb. Lots of good birds too - baby Grebes and Buffleheads! Holy cuteness! I hung out with the MAPS people for a couple hours and got to hold a Dusky Flycatcher (we had a moment) and some warblers. Made my day!
In other news, as pretty as the field sites are and as much as I love the Wifls, I'm itching to get the hell out of here. The time has come, as it usually does when you have to share a house with a bunch of people (some of them insanely infuriating and irritating to live with). Zac's in Mississippi already and I miss him. Melissa and I are leaving the 20th and ready to play in Glacier, Yellowstone, the Tetons, Canyonlands, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, White Sands, Guadalupe, Carlsbad, etc. Yeehaw! It is time! Skywatch Weekend Reflections Scenic Sunday Blue Monday

34 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

Just stunning...I love grebes and would love to see little ones.. I don't know how you do this traveling from place to place..but I say that as an oldie now or well on my way to being one...stay safe.....Michelle

Martha Z said...

I've been in the Eastern Sierra so I'm catching up. As usual your shots blow me away.
I heard the che che of the pika on a hike so went back with the telephoto and sat patiently for an hour. I haven't downloaded them yet and I have to get through my Alaska shots before I post them. They can't compare to your work but still, I'm pleased.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful scenes, lovely glow to these images and sounds like you are about to take another great adventure.

Carver said...

What a beautiful sunrise. I love the reflection.

biobabbler said...

1. As usual, amazing pics.
2. Love "holy cuteness" and "we had a moment"
3. It makes me so happy to read something like MAPS and someone DOESN'T define it. Ah... someone speaking my language. Wheeee!
4. Is that really your travel itinerary?!? WOW. Cannot WAIT to see pics from all that! Psyched for you re: impending departure.

Quantum Tiger said...

Love the second one (the sunset). Great shot!

veredit said...

Breathtaking pictures - so beautiful views ... it's like a view in paradise ...

Bill S. said...

Sounds like the birding and the sky watching were both very good and exciting. Great pictures.

Tricia said...

Veeeerrry beautiful, Jill! Wonderful shots

Greyscale Territory said...

The sky colours and textures, the reflection and the view across the fields create a magical scene! Beautiful photos!

Manang Kim said...

Love that blue sky and floppy clouds! So beautiful!

SkyWatchFriday

Shey said...

Marvelous capture! Love the sunset at the corner & its rays radiating through the rest of the frame.

Yeah, I agree. Some company are better only for a short duration. hehehe

Sylvia K said...

Incredible, fantastic captures! Such breathtaking colors and I love the rays of sun! Beautiful sunrise and what a great way to start the day! And an equally beautiful sunset to end the day! Sounds like you have another great adventure coming up! That's terrific! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

So many good shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gale said...

Those pictures are just gorgeous! Makes me want to be there (but not in the house full of people *grin*)

LV said...

Thank you for sharing some of the beauty where you are now. Where you are going there is much more great natures sights to see.

'Tsuki said...

Great landscape... So dry and so beautiful... A place to keep in mind for futur hollidays, thanks for the sharing.

Nefertiti said...

magnifique j adore la deuxieme photo surtout,bravo ;O)

bon w end

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi,
molto belle queste foto !!!
Buona giornata :-)

Rosie said...

Jill your photos are just stunning.

Have a lovely weekend :) Rosie

jeff campbell said...

Love your shots...must be fun out in the field. I am a retired biologist...fisheries mostly...take care...Peace

JO said...

WOW! awesome photos! I love them all.

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

Ann said...

Simply amazing photos, How often do you travel?

Vernz said...

now this is scenic indeed... breathtaking scenes ....

Hope you can drop by my blog too…
My Scenic Sunday here

Gypsy Lala said...

Beautiful sunset, I love the blue sky.

Wren said...

Beautiful skies - it must be hard to leave that place, roommates or no roomates...

noel said...

aloha jill,

what a beautiful view you are showing us today, i love all these landscapes, what a magnificent area

my scenic sunday post is on my plant fanatic blog today :)

Nelj said...

I love the second one...its a sunrise right? i love this photo...

John McDevitt said...

Marvelous images Jill. The second is my favorite but then again I'm a sucker for great skies and you have that in all your images in the series.

Pie said...

Gorgeous sky photos!

My Blue Monday.

kat said...

great shots..i love the sunrise, cotton balls clouds..geez so beautiful.

Happy Blue Monday.

mine is up now.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful air shots-breathtaking! Happy Blue Monday!

xinex said...

Breathtaking views and amazing photos!...Christine

JOE TODD said...

I'm always a little late getting around to comment..Those are some stunning photos