Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hassayampa River Preserve - Arizona

On a part of our Spring Break we went to the Hassayampa River Preserve. That was a cool place!  My kids and I laughed and giggled - I was walking over a bridge and started ( and I might have screamed a little ) . I thought I saw a cow - but alas - it was a tangled tree of branches....


From then on out - they kept saying - Mom - Look a cow!  ( I have trained them well - right?)


When we walked in  there was this tree with a million hummingbirds! They were flitting from branch to branch - so glad I caught two of them!

As we walked to the entry - check out this feeder with all those little Hummingbirds!!


Then we started walking into the preserve!
Check out those trees!!!


And my Goof Offs!!


The Cactus were just starting to bloom
I loved getting close and checking out the blossoms


But not too close - 
these cactus might jump at me too!


I took the opportunity to re-try a technique that we had learned in my Photo Classes
It is called the Brenizer Method
You take a series of Photos in a certain way and then stitch them together - post processing

Little bit agreed to post and see what we could achieve



And a poppy!
That is my birthday flower
They were all over the hills where I grew up - so I was tickled to see another!


Don't worry - there are more Arizona Pics to share!!

3 comments:

Susan Reynolds said...

Love them all, kids included. Great shots!!!

phxquilt said...

Greatpics! Welcome to AZ :-)

Kate said...

That's a lot of hummingbirds! Looks like a great place to spend a day.