Birds, Not Cats!

The annual birding festival is coming up, May 8-12! There are already a lot of summer birds here at Kelly Place. Marc is stocking up on seed. By the end of summer, I get tired of hearing the white-wing doves, but I realize I missed them over the winter!
We have over 89 bird species identified at Kelly Place in the past.
Get festival info at mesaverdecountry.com. We will try to contain our cats….

The Furby Explained!

I better put his picture up and tell you…. he was the most adorable orange long hair kitty I had ever seen and he lived here for about 3 years before disappearing one day…. we never found a shred or heard of him at our neighbors, so who knows?

I was heart broken to see him gone so I’ll have to carry on his placid energy and be his spirit, here he is:

Furby

Furby in thoughtful pose!

Duck, duck, dukkah!

Throw this together and serve it on anything smooth to liven it up!
DUKKAH SPICE
1/2 c. shelled pistachios
2 T. sesame seeds
2 tsp. coriander seeds
2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 tsp. fennel seeds
1/4 tsp. whole black peppercorns
1 tsp. kosher salt
Toast pistachios in dry skillet over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until golden, about 6 min. Remove from skillet to cool. Add remaining ingredients, except salt to skillet and toast 1-2 min, until fragrant. Remove from skillet to cool. Put all ingredients into a food processor and grind coarsely.
Serve in pureed soups, plain yogurt, on peanut butter, and use your imagination! Make more and save in the freezer for instant crunch!

Ok, another photo….

In the spirit of sharing our visual world…. if you have been here in the dry season, you probably never actually got to see how it looks to have water doing it’s seasonal job in our canyons.  Here is a quick shot I took one day in 2010….

Rain carving red rock.

Rain carving it’s way down the canyon….

Photography at Kelly Place?

Hi all,

I (Marc) have been taking thousands of great photos of the large scale landscape as well as the small minute world near the grounds here at Kelly Place and I plan to select some of the phot’s and get them on here for all to see.  Do any of our past guests have a great shot and comment to share with us? Here’s my first pic. taken around fall 2009.

Cottonwood leaves

Cottonwood fall leaves
in the sun….