Sunday, February 16, 2014

San Rafael Grasslands

Well, here we are…in Patagonia, AZ. We have been here for over a week now and are having a super time! I have about four blog posts waiting for me to work on them so that They can be published.

Its just that Jeff and I are out all day and when we get back to Homey..I feel like kicking back and watching a movie or a show on TV.

Today we were back early enough that I have some energy left..sooo


I will start with our trip yesterday to one of my favorite magical places to visit in the area…

San Rafael Grasslands

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Grass and more grass in a huge valley…San Rafael Grasslands_002

Surrounded by distant mountains..

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A few trees speckled in..

San Rafael Grasslands_012We visited the grasslands in the evening..

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We also came to look for birds..

Sparrows, Horned Lark, Meadowlark, Northern Harriers and whatever else might show itself.

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San Rafael Grasslands_024My favorite mountain in the area..

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The sun starts to become low in the sky..

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We hope for a good sunset..

San Rafael Grasslands_035Some pale pinks..

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Magic in grass, sky and mountains..

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I ♥♥♥♥♥ this place!

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More pinks In the East..

In the west it’s a pale sunset…not what we hoped for but beautiful non the less..

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We leave and look for Short eared owls as we drive out of the grasslands.

We didn’t see any this visit…

Will be back again soon!

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My other posts on the Grasslands here..

Stay tuned for where we have been, what we have seen and a Life Bird!


  1. Such a beautiful area. It's a whole other world full of different birds and landscape. Beautiful shots! It's a such a wonderful place to escape.

  2. What an amazing place Dawn, it gives the impression you could see forever, although I prefered the cacti cannions.
    All the best Gordon.

  3. The grasslands are beautiful. Love the sunset shots, it is a pretty sky.

  4. Breathtaking, beautiful pictures. What a magnificent place. Wow!!

  5. Loved the photos; love the blog. You all are on an amazing adventure! So cool!


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