This looks like a view of rural Smalltown USA. Its actually taken on the military training grounds on Fort Carson.
All of the other roadrunners I have seen here are shy and take off before I can even lift my camera. This guy actually came towards me and allowed me to follow him from a distance. Roadrunners are actually quite large, this one's body was about the size of a duck's, with very long legs.
Have you ever seen a pink moth like this? I have not, never ever in my entire life! I thought it was a pink petal when I first approached.
I have some sad news, I have damaged my camera's 70mm lens. While hiking through the brush I tripped over a tree root and fell forward. I tried to protect the camera but landed on it and knocked it out of focus. The camera wasn't the only thing I landed on... I fell face first into some cactus! And it gets worse, on the way home to tend to my wounds, we spotted some turkey so I jumped out and started chasing them. I avoided the cactus, but not the barbed wire. But I did come home with some pretty neat pictures. I'll get some more posted... once the pain wears off!
Read the whole story on my Dust Bunny journal: CAN YOU SAY 'KLUTZ'?