Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cuddly Critters (Patagonia, AZ)

Recently, I spent some time going through the last couple of months of photos and realized that I had not shared some of my most prized bird shots for this far. 

This Gray Flycatcher has been spending quite a bit of time in the wetland area. I do believe he is posing for me.
Gray Flycatcher
This little guy was a big surprise for me.  I had been watching another bird along the creek when I saw a flash of yellow go by me.  He landed on a limb just a little too far away, but I managed to get one decent photo of him.  I never did see his rump for the yellow marking, but none of the other birds fit his description.
Yellow-rumped Warbler?
I spent most of last winter chasing Green-Tailed Towhees.  They are not easy to photograph since they spend most of their time hidden in bushes and thickets.  I would see flashes of them in the underbrush, but I never got a clear shot of one. 
Green-Tailed Towhee
I could not believe my luck when I came across this little guy busy eating out in the open on the trail.  I was even more surprised at how close I was able to get to him.  He must have been very hungry or he was use to humans being around him.
you looking at me?

On The Cutting Board
I have been looking at this one baby quilt (cover) since I bought this Quiltmaker's All-Time Favorites magazine in Spring 2001.  It is so cute with four little critters hugging a star.  There is a cat, a dog, a bear, and a raccoon.  I can't stand to just look at it anymore.....I have to make it!  

It has been a long time since my last traditional quilt.  My star's points are far from perfect, but it is coming out a lot better than I had hoped.  I have one more star border to add and then I need to gather some browns to applique the cuddly critters.  Gotta go...the quilt bug is alive and well!
Happy Quilting!


  1. Love those pics of the green-tailed towhee!
    The star quilt is looking great, just like the magazine cover. =0)

  2. Love that towhee! So neat to see birds from other parts of the country.

  3. What a great shot of the Gray Flycatcher. It really does look like he is posing for the camera.

    That is going to be one adorable quilt, adorable with a capital A! Can't wait to see the raccoon on it - they are such cute little critters, too bad they are also a lot of trouble in real life, LOL!

  4. Absolutely adorable. I love that quilt. I have two ladies expecting, I may have to make a few of my own.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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