Friday, March 12, 2010

San Rafael Grasslands, AZ

San Rafael Grasslands, AZ

Howdee all,

Today we took a drive to the San Rafael Grasslands..

one of my favorite places for scenic beauty.

It was around 9am when we set out to the grasslands…see the sun still shining brightly in the east.San Rafael Grasslands_003

We were on a Sunday drive..looking for birdsSan Rafael Grasslands_004

  It was very windy…car door hard to open in the wind.

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   We saw flocks of Horned Lark

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I took no bird photos..

for one thing..they were too far away for my point and shoot. was too windy outSan Rafael Grasslands_013

So..I stayed in the car…and enjoyed the scenery..

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   popping out occasionally to take a photo

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I adore the grasslands

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We saw a Northern Harrier enjoying the wind

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we saw Vesper sparrows perched on the fence then struggling against the wind when flying

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A few birds…

and mostly…just wonderful views..San Rafael Grasslands_020

  Of stark beauty

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