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Friday, September 3, 2010

Tailed Jay

This Tailed Jay had just emerged and was still trying to stretch his wings. Thank goodness for P&S cameras that you can take pictures one-handed.


Gaelyn said...

What a beauty. It sure looks content to stay on your finger and dry.

I believe the North Rim's Grand Lodge was designed by a man named Underwood who also designed the Awanee in Yosemite and Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood.

Mary said...

What incredible wings! Wow! This is beautiful! I'm going to browse the rest of your photos. This is looking great!

JM said...

Wow! What a fantastic fellow! Amazing pics.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. I thik my finger was just convienent. :)

He designed one of the lodges there and I thought it was that one. Anyway hes was a very famous designer in the late 1800's.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Mary. I have just done the first two post so far. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. This was a wonderful experience.

Gaelyn said...

The Grand Lodge was completed in 1928, burned in 1934 and rebuilt by 1937. Maybe this guy designed a South Rim lodge, there's a lot of them.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh yes, maybe that is where it comes in. From the picture they showed of it, it looked a lot like the one you posted so I assumed it was the same one. Thanks for the info Gaelyn.

I am off in a few hours. Cant wait!!