Saturday, May 18, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 544

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!


A bit of news, recently I fell at home one morning, It was a clumsy fall, tripping over the corner of my bedroom rug. After a 4 hour visit to the ER, a CT scan on my head and xrays of my wrist and knee I learned I fractured a bone in my nose, sprained my right wrist, busted my lip and a bump on my left knee. My face is swollen and bruised and so colorful, the ice packs have been helping.  I am moving slowly and recovering but it is hard to type with my left hand. I will be slow visiting but I will get to everyone who links up and visits. BTW, hubby is back to normal hopefully we will both be healthy and ready for our next trip.


1. We were only in Page Arizona for two nights, the main attraction was to see the Antelope Slot Canyon. Before leaving Page, we did stop to take a walk to the Horseshoe Bend overlook, along the 1 1/2 mile trail we saw lots of pretty flowers, cactus, lizards and a few birds. I believe the white flowers are called Evening Primrose?





2. Me and my shadow. It was a pretty sky day for our walk to the overlook, a lot cooler in the early morning.  






3. Views of the trail, the Horseshoe Bend overlook and the river below and what looks like a nest on the canyon wall.  We did see more swallows flying around this spot. You can see the Colorado River down below the overlook.






4. While walking to the overlook, I heard lots of the Black-throated Sparrows.  They are pretty birds. A House Sparrow was seen nearby, they seem to be all over the world. 






5. A closer look at the Black-throated Sparrow. This bird is gray-brown above and has a white eyebrow and whisker stripes along with the black throat. They forage on the ground for seeds and insects.




6. Not sure if you can see there are two lizards in the photo below, one is hidden by the plant and only the tail is seen. 





7. Pretty flowers along the trail. 




8. From the overlook, we could see two rafts on the bank of the river, can you see the two rafts in the upper left photo. The lizards were running all around us on the desert floor, pretty yellow flowers and the Page sign showing the Horseshoe Bend.  





9. The rafts look tiny in the mosaic above, I was able to zoom in with my camera for a closeup. 





10. Leaving the town of Page behind, passing signs for Flagstaff and Sedona and Phoenix. We had a long drive to Green Valley Arizona and our hotel for the next two nights. 






I am linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post.




Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.






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109 comments:

  1. Good morning, dear Eileen, visiting a canyon has been a dream of mine for a long time. And I really enjoy your report about your trip. Thank you for sharing.

    However, it is extremely sad to read at the beginning that you had such a bad fall! Oh dear, that sounds worrying and I hope that you are taking it easy. Of course, I look forward to your words on my blog every week, your nice comments. But this week I would rather you rested. All the best for you and a speedy recovery. I'm glad that your dear husband is feeling better again.

    Hugs and best wishes from Heidrun

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    1. Thank you Heidrun, for your link and comment!
      I will be taking it easy for awhile.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  2. So so sorry to hear that you fell at home...good that you are on the mend, Eileen. The Antelope Slot Canyon looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Angie, for your comment and your visit.
      The Canyon is a great place to visit.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  3. Oh no, I am so very sorry about your fall. It sounded a real doozy! I hope you start to feel better very soon. Glad to know your husband is feeling better too. Great photos from your visit to Page. This area is one of my most favorite areas of the United States. Have a great weekend and I hope it will be painless. Takes a while to get over these things. Sending lots of good thoughts your way.

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    1. Thank you Denise, for your comment and your visit.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  4. Your fall sounds terrible. I hope you will recover quickly -- long before your next trip. Enjoy your week, and thanks for hosting all the critters.
    best, mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Mae, for your link and comment!
      I am hoping for a quick recovery.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  5. All beautiful photos.
    You take care and get well soonest!

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      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  6. You are such good company. Eileen. I am wishing you both healing Angels. I'm extra careful with my walking because I did fall once this year and it was a big shock. Thank goodness I'm okay. But I'm not shy about being careful anymore. Wishing you both all the best with Fond Aloha!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia, for your link and comment.
      We all need to be more aware of what's around and where we are putting our feet.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  7. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Sounds like a rough fall. I like the Horseshoe Bend image - the reflection in it looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you Shiju, for your link and comment.
      Horseshoe Bend is a beautiful place to see!
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  8. The landscape is so amazing! So are the birds

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    1. Thank you Roentare, for your link and comment.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  9. Oh no, dear Eileen, the thing about your fall sounds terrible!!! I hope everything heals well and quickly!
    We planned Horseshoe Bend on our first trip to Arizona - and then overlooked it! It's a shame - and on our second trip to Arizona the detour was too far for us... You saw some beautiful things here - thanks for pointing out that there are TWO lizards in the photo! ;-) Yes, house sparrows really seem to be everywhere in the world, we've probably seen them in every country so far...
    All the best, Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2024/05/weltreise-2024-4-station-tasmanien-teil.html

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    1. Thank you Traude, for your link and comment.
      Page was a good distance from all the big cities in Arizona.
      It was worth the drive to see the Antelope Canyon and the Horseshoe Bend.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  10. Hello, Hope you are doing fine. Just read your post, Awesome clicks.
    Happy Weekend. Take care.

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    1. Thank you for your link and comment.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  11. So sorry for your accident! Take good care and I wish you to get back in shape very soon.
    Thanks for sharing the beauties from your trip.
    The evening primroses are my absolute favourite.
    I wish you a painless and restful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Luisella, I appreciate your link and comment.
      The flowers are pretty.
      I tried leave you a comment on your Robin post, it will not let publish a comment?
      Take care, enjoy your weekend.

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  12. Oh my word!!! just the 4 hours in ER is enough to warrant that exclamation point. I am glad you are ok and prayers that you will heal quickly.. that horseshoe bend is amazing from the point you were looking down.. love the desert flowers, they remind me of my moss roses. stay safe

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! I do see a reduction in the swelling on my face and nose. 
      The bruise colors are still looking very colorful. I love all the flowers we saw and the views are beautiful. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend.

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  13. Hello fellow sufferer. I slipped with the rug in the bedroom, fell backwards and broke my foot at the bed.
    Rug is gone! You were not so lucky, it seems - best well wishes!
    It was winter and everybody thought I slipped on ice outside. I didn´t correct them ;-)
    What a wonderful trip! Now I miss Australia´s Outback a lot. The lizards are cute and yes, sparrows are all over the world, even in front of our house! Or, they were, they must´ve moved somewhere else, which is sad.
    Get well soon and try to enjoy the weekend. Maybe throw out the rug or buy an "underrug" that is firm to the ground. We did so for the only one left. It´s a hopscotch-rug you leave street-"dirt" on when you enter (if there is any as we have three mats before you come in).

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    1. Thank you Iris, for your link and comment.
      I feel silly tripping over the carpet in my bedroom, maybe I can say I was still asleep.
      I will find some double sided tape for the rug.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  14. Arizona! Cool, this reminded me of Morocco. :) The desert looks the same. But not the Horseshoe Bend. :)

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    1. Thank you Monica, for your link and comment.
      Have a great day and happy weekend.

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  15. ...I'm sorry to hear about your fall, I had a number of them. Take care and be safe and well.

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    1. Thanks Tom, have a great day and happy week ahead.

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  16. That sounds like a very bad fall, Eileen, a reminder of just how quickly mishaps can happen. Take good care and get well soon. All the best - David

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    1. Thank you David! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  17. Tão lindas as fotos, flores, aves ,cenário mostrado nas fotos.
    Pena o tombo e esses tapetes não podemos mais ter, após uma certa idade.
    Que fiques logo bem e junto ao teu marido possas fazer belos passeios novamente!
    beijos, chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  18. That's a big fall. Do take it easy.

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    1. Thank you William! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  19. Hello Eileen,
    What a great pictures. Fantastic to see all these wonderful places in this great area.
    An impressive place and nice to see these birds. So nice!!
    Bad news about your fall in the bedroom. OMG..., you ended up there unhappy and painfully.
    I hope things get better now. Get well soon!!

    Greetings and a big kiss, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  20. So sorry to hear of your accident. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Great photos! Love the birds and the flowers!

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    1. Thank you Lea! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  21. I am so sorry to hear about your fall. You take good care.

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    1. Thank you Jenn! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  22. Hello Eileen,

    I'm so sorry for your injury! I hope you get well very soon. Beautiful photos from the desert, and I enjoyed to see the lovely flowers there.
    Take care, and enjoy your weekend as best as you can!

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    1. Thank you Marit! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  23. Poor dear face! I know you don't want to look in a mirror for a while. Hope all your bruises and healing goes fast. Loved seeing desert flora and fauna today. So glad you all had that trip, before your trip on rug...I know...groan! Have a good weekend and thanks for hosting. I have nothing to show but dogs today!

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    1. Thank you Barb! I am glad we were home from the trip before I did not face plant. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  24. Oh Eileen. Having fallen off my bike twice, I understand the horror of a fall. I had a helmet though. I feel for you, my friend! Hope your recovery is swift and the pain eases!

    Glad your husband is doing well now.

    I love the shadow photo!

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    1. Thank you Marie! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  25. Oh no! That sounds like a horrible fall. Hope you heal quickly. Horseshoe bend is such a special place. Love your pictures!

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    1. Thank you for your comment and visit! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  26. Hello, Eileen, I'm sorry to hear of your fall and injuries. As they say, most accidents happen in the home and it hurts twice as much knowing that one is injured in a place one thinks is the safest! I hope you recover quickly and completely. Lovely photos once again. Have a good new week. (Nick from MAP)

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    1. Thank you Nick! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  27. Querida amiga, siento lo de tu caída, espero y deseo que pronto estés recuperada. Tus fotografías están preciosas me habría encantado estar para fotografiar la flora y fauna. Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  28. As always, your photos are wonderful. But mostly I want to say I'm so sorry you are in a world of hurt -- that sounds absolutely grim and miserable. I hope your healing is quick, complete and with no after effects. Please take care.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie! The swelling on my face is going down but the bruises look more colorful.
      I appreciate your link and comment.
      Take care, have a happy weekend.

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  29. So sorry about you tripping and falling. Gravity is less and less our friend as time goes by.

    I love your view of Horseshoe Bend. Such an iconic sight. And of course you captured images of the birds, lizards, and flowers on the trek.

    I love the high desert of Arizona. My parents were married in Flagstaff and that is where my brother was born.

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    1. Thank you Yogi! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  30. Oh Eileen! I am so sorry you fell and hurt yourself. I tripped on a sidewalk a few years ago and fell right on my face. I used Rose hip Oil on my face for a long time to ease the damage and help it to heal. It smells and feels good too. Take care of yourself and take it easy for awhile. I love your photos today! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane! I will try the rose hip oil. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  31. So sorry to hear of the fall, Eileen. Hopefully it all heals quickly and that you can get back to normal.
    Great shots of the Black-throated Sparrow.

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    1. Thank you for the comment! I would like to feel normal again, hopefully soon. Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  32. Oh no, Eileen, I am so sorry to hear about your fall and your broken bones and bruises. Yikes. Hope all your healing goes well. Wonderful photos.

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    1. Thank you Ellen! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  33. What an incredible view of the river. So sorry to hear of your fall. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, Eileen!

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    1. Thank you Maria! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  34. What a great trip and wonderful photos ~ Sorry about your fall and do hope you heal quickly ~ lots of healing hugs,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  35. it is such a beautiful area and i am sure you have wonderful memories from this trip!! the black throated sparrow is such a pretty bird and the flowers along the way are lovely!! it is amazing that they grow in that type of ground!! so sorry to read about your fall, it sounds like it was a doozy!! i'm glad you did not break your wrist, they are slow to heal and very limiting when a break involves an arm or wrist. please don't worry about visiting me, my post is quite boring today!! thanks for hosting, especially under these circumstances!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  36. Eileen, I am so sorry to hear about your fall. You inspire me with your strength and determination to work through the pain, type with one hand, and publish another Saturday’s Critters right on schedule. I wish you a fast recovery. I will be sending positive thoughts for a full recovery for you and for hubby too. You have some excellent photos of Horseshoe Bend. I also enjoyed the Black-throated Sparrow, the lizards, and the flowers. Looking forward to your next post re Green Valley. I know you’ll want to reply to my comment, but please know I’ll understand fully if you don’t. Let’s give the hands a rest! 😊 Thanks, as always, for hosting and sharing Saturday’s Critters. Sending wishes for wellness and happiness to you and hubby. John

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    1. Thank you John! I was glad I have my post ready to go, you are very kind . Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  37. Beautiful photos as always. Horseshoe Bend is IMPRESSIVE!!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Take care, have a great day and happy new week!

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  38. Hello Eileen
    I was so sorry to read about your recent fall, I send my good wishes and hope that you heal and recover quickly.

    The photographs you've shared are lovely to see, I especially like the Black-throated Sparrow.

    All the best Jan

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  39. Your blog came recommended by John's Island. After checking out what Saturday's Critters was all about, I jumped on board. I am sorry to read about your fall and I hope you have a speedy recovery. Your story about Horseshoe Bend brought back many wonderful memories from my eight day visit to Page back in April of 2013.

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    1. Thank you Alexandra, for your critter post and link and your comment. Horseshoe Bend was a great spot to visit.
      Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  40. Eileen, sorry about your fall, it’s not a bit of news at all but a big incident. Wish you getting better soon. I like your eyes toward wild life wherever your are. I like Black-throated Sparrow, lovely flowers, and the two long shadows that look feeling groovy in such a nice weather. Take care of yourself.
    Yoko

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    1. Thank you Yoko! Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  41. Hello Eileen,
    I'm sorry to hear you fell at home, I'm glad you're on the mend.
    The photos of your claim are really beautiful.
    I wish you a beautiful Sunday.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma, for your link and comment. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  42. Oh no! Sometimes I stumble just a little bit and feel alarmed because one fall can change everything. I hope you heal quickly.

    Nice pictures of Arizona. I went to Sedona once and it was magical.

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    1. Thank you Linda, for your link and comment. Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  43. I hope you and your husband are well,
    sorry for your downfall.
    Your canyon trip looks great,
    the places are fantastic..
    Have a beautiful week!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and comment! Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  44. Page, Arizona - reminds me of my youth growing up in the desert. In my thirties, we rented a houseboat at Lake Powel, and cruised up the river, stopping for the night whereever we wanted. I remember one night the rain fell and we could hear the roar of the water cascading over the rim like a gigantic waterfall. There are times I still miss the desert. You took a tumble much worse than my two, but I do know what great pain is. I'm so sorry to hear it happened. Much love and hugs.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne, for your link and comment. Renting a houseboat sounds fun! Take care, have a wonderful week!

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  45. I'm so sorry to hear about your fall, Eileen
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Your trip to Page, Arizona looks stunning – those photos of Horseshoe Bend and the local wildlife are beautiful.
    Take care of yourself and don't worry about replying.

    Sending healing thoughts your way.

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    1. Thank you Veronica, for your link and comment. Take care, have a great day and a happy week!

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  46. I am sorry to hear about your fall. That is one of my worries, as I get older, is falling down. I wish you a speedy recovery. You shared lovely photos from your trip to Page AZ.

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    1. Thank Linda, I appreciate the comment. I need to remind myself to be more aware of what is around my feet before I walk. Take care, enjoy your day and a happy week ahead.

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  47. It looks like you had a great time!

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    1. Yes, it was a great time! Have a wonderful week!

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  48. I will revisit the blog to see these stunning views on my laptop screen .no power so reading post on smart phone actually. Still this water bend looks really amazing and the desert looks divine wow.
    Such an interesting place to visit 🤗
    Loved the birds images thoroughly ❤
    Lizards are hard to locate on tiny screen though.
    I am happy you guys enjoyed the trip in this lovely place Eileen.
    Best wishes for trips ahead

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    1. Thank you Baili, for your visit and comment. Take care, enjoy your day and a happy week ahead.

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    2. Dear Eileen, The last two times I have struggled to post my comments here- not sure what the issue is. Could be browser related. Finally I have managed to comment but that too on someone else's comment. I pray that you feel better sooner than the soonest. Wishing you and yours tons of ease, peace, good health and laughter.

      The Black Throated Sparrow looks lovely. Never seen one before. Have ton loads of other sparrows where we live though. Lovely images all of them.

      Please take your time to heal and don't worry abour visiting us for now.
      Love, light and laughter,

      Natasha @ natashamusing

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    3. Thank you Natasha, sorry you are having trouble commenting. I appreciate your link and comment.
      Have a great day and a happy week ahead!

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  49. It's always good to see you and your shadow.. Thanks for taking us along on your trip. Love the pictures.. Have a wonderful week.

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  50. Un gusto siempre llegar aquí. Que maravilla .Me encanta ese enorme meandro de tu última entrada que la naturaleza ha creado . Un gusto conocerlo Eileen.
    Te deseo buena semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura! Nature is grand! Take care, enjoy your day!

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  51. Sorry Eileen my link is so late but where I am living my internet is not too good as all. If you see my link please link me in and especially this Saturday as I am away on a little trip to the Tablelands with a friend. Thanks for hosting, and commenting and I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  52. beautiful sceneries....excellent shots....
    love the wild flowers.....

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  53. I am so sorry that you fell...it sounds painful. I hope you recover quickly.
    I have not told it on my blog, but I should. It should make you laugh... a week or two ago, I was heading outside to grill some burgers. Copper ran ahead of me so he did not trip me. I really do not know how I did it, but I fell as I was stepping down from the top step. There are two steps only...I fell almost in slow motion...landing on my hip and fell back but did not hit my head hard or anything....what is hilarious is I never dropped the tray of burgers. And Copper thinking Grandma was playing a new game came running back to investigate, but soon as he got there he smelled the burgers...I managed to keep him away from them, and to get up and continue on. It did not strike me as funny till later that evening.

    I would not have seen the second lizard if you had not mentioned it.

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    1. Thank you Rose, I hope you were not hurt rom your fall. I am glad that Cooper did not end up eating the burgers.
      Take care, enjoy your day and a very happy Memorial Day weekend.

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  54. I'm so sorry to hear of your injury, Eileen! Slip and falls can be so dangerous at our age and I fear the same. I'm so glad you did not break your hip! I love your photos and the stunning view of the Horseshoe bend in AZ on your more recent post. Take care and don't do too much as you heal. XO, Pat

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Have a happy day, Eileen

Saturday's Critters # 549

  Welcome to Saturday's Critters!  Hello and Happy Saturday!  If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about ...