Saturday, December 26, 2009


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Another pic of Monster

Thursday, December 17, 2009

MCSO Toy Drive

MCSO Toy Drive poster on the door of CVS at 19th Ave & Baseline Rd.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Cool entry to a building on Madison St, between 4th & 5th Aves. I like the "no water" plants....
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mesquite Tree Down!!

Huge wind storm blew through Maricopa County overnight 12/7-12/8/2009. This is what happened to my poor Mesquite and back fence. Thankfully, the neighbors house didn't get damaged by the tree.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cooper's Hawk

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This Cooper's Hawk was in the yard one Sunday Morning having breakfast.
I think he got a house finch

Friday, December 4, 2009

inside Burton Barr Library

This pretty quilt is in glass on the wall in the Burton Barr Library on Central Ave in Phoenix
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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rain in Phoenix

The back patio as it rained one day.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

AZ Dept of Agriculture

AZ Dept of Agriculture
Originally uploaded by lucybug33 (Janet)

located on Washington Street, near the State Capitol

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Looking for a handout

We have a lot of birds by work. This common sparrow was looking for a handout from his perch in the Ficus, right outside the Maricopa County Admin Building
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Luhrs Tower

This is the backside of the Luhrs Tower, on Jefferson and 1st ave in downtown Phoenix.
It's also one of the very, very few buildings in the county that have real fire escapes.
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Shrimp Farm in the Desert

Shrimp Farm in the Desert
Originally uploaded by lucybug33 (Janet)

Yup. Thats right. Farmed Shrimp. I guess every year Gila Bend has a Shrimp-fest. Certainly NOT what I would have expected to find in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. If I remember I'll go back when it's Shrimpfest time!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cows on the loose

Cows on the loose
Originally uploaded by lucybug33 (Janet)

They were almost in the road! The black one didn't like that I stopped to take his picture. He stared at me the whole time....moo

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Metal Sculptures

Metal Sculptures
Originally uploaded by lucybug33 (Janet)

Neat gift shop in Gila Bend. He has all sorts of trinkets, yard-art, metal sculpture, and hot Sauce!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Stout's Hotel, Gila Bend

This ancient building is Stout's motel.
The sign indicates they have steam heat....
I don't think it's used often.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Space Age Diner, part 2

The Front of the Diner.
There is a motel attached that
has the same Space theme.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Space Age Diner- Gila Bend, AZ

Inside the Space Age Diner, Gila Bend AZ.

The food & Service were very good. There are all
sorts of great wall murals and "Space" Art throughout
the diner. If you happen to be traveling nearby, go have lunch!
I have more pictures I'll post tomorrow.

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Friday, August 28, 2009


Originally uploaded by lucybug33 (Janet)

The birds were good enough to plant this for me. It was about 5.5' tall before it went to seed and dried up in the killer heat.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

AZ State Capitol

AZ State Capitol
Originally uploaded by lucybug33 (Janet)

Here is a view of the AZ State Capitol, in downtown Phoenix. The picture was taken from the Memorial Park across the street.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Old Territorial Jail

The old Territorial jail is now part of an exhibit at the Mesa Southwest Museum, which is great place to visit.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wild Cow!

My husband took this picture a few years back, up in the
Carefree Highway & Lake Pleasant area. The cow was checking
up on them......
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Thursday, August 20, 2009


These unfortunate Hummingbirds were hurt by domestic cats. They are too disabled, even after rehab to be returned to the wild. This is a reason for us cat & bird lovers to keep the cats in!
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Gamble's Quail

Gamble's Quail
This poor guy was probably hurt by a coyote or
house cat. The lady from Feathered Friends told
us, but it's been a while, and I forget :)
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Small Falcon

Another great rescued falcon. I forget which species this is, but she is tiny compared to the others
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Saturday, August 15, 2009


Every Year there is the Tres Rios Festival.
This is one of the rescued/rehabilitated Falcons.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

This Way To Phoenix

This way to Phoenix!

This is on the side of a small mountain in the East Valley
near The Usery Firing Range if I recall correctly.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tempe Town Lake

A very dirty Tempe Town Lake, taken after
one of our very heavy monsoon storms. When it
rains in Maricopa County, it really does pour!
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Church Fountain

We attended a reception in Mesa, AZ for friends of ours.
This beautiful fountain is out front.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Phoenix Statue

This statue is located in a small park area, between 1st and 3rd Avenues & Jefferson and Washington Streets- near the old City Hall building.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

J.A. Jance book signing

I went to the 01-August-2009 book signing for J.A. Jance's newest release, "Fire and Ice", which is a Beaumont-Brady crossover. She spoke for a bit and signed books. I bought the new one and had my copy of "Hand of Evil" with me as well.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

MCSO Patrol Car

He is parked across from the L.E. entrance to the 4th Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix
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