The Lost Dutchman Days are an annual celebration in Apache Junction, AZ. They actually happened 2 weeks ago, but with the contest and all, I'm just getting around to reporting on it.
There were lots of vendors and more than 30 carnival rides and 3 days of rodeos - all beneath the beautiful Superstition Mountains. WINs may recognize fellow member Ruthie's booth on the left.
I enjoyed the vendors, but the the best things for me were the animals from the BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Program.
They were just beautiful! This pinto horse had the most gorgeous blue eyes.
Looks like I found a friend!
I always have to take eyelash pictures and this burro was very cooperative.
There was a petting zoo, where most of the animals were for sale. Wait a minute! They're selling their kids?!?
Oh, maybe they mean those kids, the baby goats.
Looks like the only guy not for sale was the turkey. Hmmmm.... Maybe they're saving him for Thanksgiving??
Back home, I walked around the neighborhood trying to get pictures of nests in saguaro cacti. But every time I got close, they would fly away. This Mourning Dove stayed just long enough for me to snap a shot. The Mourning Doves require some pretty big holes in the cactus.
I'm just amazed at the wonderful sunsets here, almost every night.