... which is 1,500 miles West of Natasha, at the moment. I'm going to spend a week at the Sun'n Fun Fly-in in Lakeland, Florida, and have stopped off in Fruita, Colorado, for a week on the way (as you do...). My friend Jerry and I took a hike in the Colorado National Monument this morning. Here are a few pictures I took on the hike - and the first is a bunny:
It's a Desert Cottontail, to be exact. He was hiding in a bush, just watching as we hiked by.
Here are some more denizens of the desert, pictures taken in Monument Canyon or Wedding Canyon:
A Rock Wren:
There are thousands of lizards everywhere in Colorado, but if you look closely they're not all the same. Depending on what website you look at, there are anywhere from a dozen to forty kinds. This is a side-splotched lizard:
This colorful character is a Western Collared Lizard:
If you want to follow along on my flight, I've got a blog going at our local flying club's website, which starts here: