Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vegas Wildlife

When people think of LasVegas they think of casinos, neon lights, showgirls and wedding chapels.
These are my least favorite things about the area. 
I prefer the animals and beautiful plants that I don't get to see in Pennsylvania. 
We recently returned home from a trip out west to visit my 81 year old grandmother. It was Zoe's first time in a plane and we had quite an adventure... Valley of Fire, Hoover Dam, Mount Charleston and more!

We saw wild burros around Red Rock Canyon,
and mustangs around Cold Creek.

A desert rabbit in Valley of Fire (and a quail family too but they were too quick for me). 

Hummingbirds in my grandmother's back yard. The purple one is a black chinned hummingbird.

A spiny lizard with a beautiful blue belly. 

Red dragonfly in Bonnie Springs. 

In Boulder City they have a flock of desert bighorn sheep in Hemenway Park.
I was waiting for the young ones to jump on the playground equipment. 

Nothing like sharing adventures with your child!
(even if the desert was 100 degrees!)



What a wonderful vacation and visit with family. You know I always LOVE your photos and the subjects in them. But my favorite here has got to be that last one with your daughter. it is STUNNING.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I don't always comment Jen, but I love your photos and always look at them. I especially love your out west ones!

I have Friesians on my blog, will be posting more the next couple of days.

Studio at the Farm said...

Jen, I always enjoy your fabulous photos so much! Thank you for sharing them.

Kristen said...

I would love to see those wild burro's and horses, your daughter must have really enjoyed that!

Mr. Spike's Mom said...

Your work and how you present it - outstanding. Let's "do coffee" sometime in Central PA. I'll contact you via flickr.

Margaret said...

What a treat to photograph all of that! Great eye you have and I love it all! Adorable portrait of your daughter!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

WOW! Amazing photos, all of them!

Once Upon an Equine said...

You found the best kind of wild life. What a fun trip!