But before I go, I've got a few more images to show you. Maybe fifteen minutes after the bobcat left the area, this beauty showed up for a drink. He probably wouldn't appreciate the comments, but he's much older than the last boy that visited.
He also appears to be much fatter and healthier. Not quite as tentative as the young one, he stayed for a long drink, even though he noticed me right away.
In no time he wandered off through the brush. Their coloring sure fits the desert. He was almost invisible after four or five steps. This is just the coolest!! I'm pretty privileged to have these guys in my back yard ... AND that I actually get to photograph them!!
I said my goodbyes to Lizzy as she sunned herself on the garden wall. These lizards are even harder to get close to, thus the rather blurry image. It's fun that she's on the wall every morning ... just like clockwork.
So it's off again as I head back to California. It's not going to be a comfortable drive, even with the air on. Quartzsite temperatures, my first nights stop, will be around 105 ... maybe higher ... but it's better than the 118 they had last week. I'm hoping the weather Gods throw in a few clouds to cool things off. I can't wait to come back!!