Was it smoke from distant fires? I began seeing it in Tucson on Thursday, drifting behind the mountains to the north, and the gauzy scarf was still trailing in the sky on Friday evening, visible from Dos Cabezas Pioneer Cemetery.
|Cranes at rest|
|Cranes in flight|
|Cranes against the sun|
They were not airborne when I arrived at Twin Lakes about 1 p.m. but all clustered in the shallow water. The ones that look the most out of focus above are reflections of the standing birds.