I took all of the photos below as Dennis and I enjoyed the remains of the day on our little patio. The first 2 shots are of a very shy female Gila woodpecker.
This male and his mate spent a lot of time at this hole in a Saguaro cactus, possible a nest hole. The sun was sinking quickly into the west, resulting in a long exposure. But you can see the little red cap of the male.
The pair settled on the pergola as twilight came.
As the sun set, the gibbous moon rose.
The details of the moon's surface show up so clearly in the dry desert air. What a gorgeous finish to our last day in Phoenix.