No vultures today--but at times they are circling around the sky looking toward the ground for carrion.
Check out the two top arms. This is an unusual configuration of arms. I think the growing tip was damaged on that one and it just grew two side arms near the top. It is the end of the bloom season for Saguaro flowers, but the remnants are still there.
At the bottom of Yarnell Hill, someone has painted this frog-shaped rock for as many years as I can remember! My father used to bring us to this the area to pan for gold when we were kids, and that frog was there back then. We found a few tiny nuggets and lots of gold dust, but not enough to sell at yesterday's (1950's) prices. Seems the price was $35 an ounce then. We probably put the tiny nuggets around our 'little people houses'. These make-believe fairies and elves lived in an old cottonwood tree that had a small hole at the bottom that went far inside the trunk. We collected many miniature things for the inhabitants--including lots of little food stuffs! My sister and cousin saw them coming and going daily, and I finally convinced myself I did too.
Once after a bomb drill at school (the one where you got under your desk and covered your head) we decided to bomb the fairy-elf house. We captured wasps that became dive planes, mixed them with a few alfalfa seed bombs and dropped them around the tree. Before we did that though, we made little fliers telling them this was just a drill.