Great horned owls are calling in the early morning, beginning their mating; coyote behavior is changing, with a lot more calling and greeting (pups will come in March); phainopeplas are here, calling from their clumps of mistletoe; and curve-billed thrashers are singing on territory. Sonoran Desert spring is beginning.
-- Posted from my iPhone
The recent stream of Pacific storms left us with a lovely dusting of snow in the mountains. Jonathan took this photo today from the road approaching our Ravenrock, looking southwest at Baboquivari Peak. The telephoto lens really compressed the scene, and along with the clear air makes it appear the mountain is immediately behind our home instead of 25 miles away.