A friend has a Lumix camera and takes wonderful photos, better than my Canon, and for the life of me I can't take good ones with mine. I guess I need to get someone to do the settings for me. While I was outside practicing on anything the landed near me, I photographed a lifer. Didn't know it until I downloaded the photos later, and unfortunately only had this one blurry shot of a Plains Forktail. You can tell it from a Black-fronted Forktail by the blue dots on the black shoulder stripe. Which of course, I didn't notice until I got the pics on the computer. Tomorrow after the dryers are loaded I'm going to try for a better Canon shot.
I would have done it today but it started raining right after my walkabout and is still raining. When, and if, it stops, it'll be too dreary and late in the day. This is in Alpine, of course. At CMO it's hot and sunny.
The other day I noticed a White Ball Acacia (Acacia angustissima) coming up. I put rocks around it and instructed hubby not to mow there. Today it's blooming. Lovely thorn-less acacia. Gonna try to get some runners from it going at the oasis.