Desert Oddity: Ironwood Gargoyle #1

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Ironwood Gargoyle: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lender

~Ironwood Gargoyle #1~

Everyone has favorite haunts--special places to go and get away from the everyday.  Some of my favorite haunts are deep canyon washes (arroyos) frequented by few humans and many desert creatures.

Zebra Tailed Lizard: Mike in Tucson, AZ mortgage lenderSome of these creatures are animated, like the Zebra Tailed Lizard on the right.  This little guy makes a living off of spiders, beetles, bees, wasps and moths.  He'll sit quietly on the sandy floor of the wash and suddenly leap several body-lengths to grab a flying insect out of the air.

Other less active (though still very much alive) desert creatures peer silently at my approach, and watch as I pass by.  This Ironwood Gargoyle is one of those...

Unseen by the casual observer, he comes into sharper focus as the sun sets in the west, casting its long yellow rays up the canyon and painting shadows on his craggy face.  You can see that the searing summer sun has taken its toll on his complexion. 

Ironwood Gargoyle #1 has friends up and down this particular wash in Saguaro National Park's Tucson Mountain District.  You'll want to come back sometime soon and see them...

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Rainmaker
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Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate
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Mike, Burls can make some really nice bowls....Ironwood, what a great name for a strong growing tree.

Good eye.

Gloria

June 22, 2011 10:48 PM
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Doreen McPherson
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So, do they slice these up and make table tops and other cool looking things?  

June 23, 2011 10:37 AM
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Doreen McPherson
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Coming back to say this gets my vote as the most interesting and coolest of the bunch so far...  

June 24, 2011 12:15 PM
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John Novak
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It's nice when an artist can blend their creativity in without disturbing the surrounding area. Are there other surprises along this path?

June 24, 2011 12:22 PM
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You know that after seeing the other two posts I just had to find out what the first one was!

June 27, 2011 08:41 AM
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