Sabino Canyon

Today Lance, his little brother Jonny and I headed a few blocks away to Sabino Canyon, one of the several canyons which extend deep into the Catalina Mountains, but the only such canyon with a tar trail leading up into it.

Jonny proved to be a good birder. He spotted several, including the canyon towhee, above, and the roadrunner, below. I was a little late getting my camera focused on the roadrunner, but at least I captured one, anyway. 

The saguaro seem particularly healthy and plump in Sabino Canyon. Here one stands in front of a huge pyramid-like rock. 

The stream which runs through the canyon was running more than I have seen it run before, although the flooding of a couple of weeks ago has subsided. Overhead, the cliffsshow layer upon layer of geologic time.