Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saturday - BCA

our home til Feb. 13

Another beautiful day slipped by.  This park is so pristine, so quiet, so beautiful we are just mesmerized by its peacefulness.  We've loved this desert for close to 43 years, this Phoenix area when it was a pretty small city and Scottsdale was a sleepy ranchy kind of place.   So much has changed,  rendering many familiar places unrecognizable, but this desert still feels the same and we love it.

We set up our bird "spa" in a Palo Verde tree at the edge of our sitting area and it was only minutes before it was discovered and mobbed.  We're always surprised by the number and variety of birds in the desert.  The usual Purple Finches were joined by Cassin's Finches, Cactus Wrens, Crissal Thrashers, Gambel's Quail, and various Hummingbirds.

thats one huge hummingbird at the nectar feeder!
(No, its a Gila  Woodpecker....who knew they liked sugar water)

not sure what type of raptor this guy is, but he's beautiful sitting up there right at the top of a giant Saguaro cactus

the fountain in Fountain Hills
It shoots water over 550 feet in the air once an hour and when it does,  we can see it from our campground.
built by the guy that brought the London Bridge to Lake Havasu City

We explored the town of Fountain Hills a bit after lunch.  We needed to find the Post Office so we can schedule a mail delivery for next week.  Fountain Hills is a small, fast growing city, incorporated in 1989.  No wonder we didn't remember seeing it before.

Shared a G&T with Alex at sunset, enjoyed some good conversation and then tried out a new recipe on the grill for dinner.


  1. I'll be right out! Looks and sounds very relaxing! Enjoy the space.

  2. What's the name of the park? Your site looks wonderful! Love the fountain!

    Ok, share your new grill dinner recipe. I love cooking on the grill.