Month: April 2020

Photo of the Day: 4.29.20

± I carried my second cup of coffee outside this morning and enjoyed listening to the bird songs while I sipped.  As I gazed into the Arizona White Oak near me, I noticed movement and was immediately aware of several lizards climbing up into…

Photo of the Day: 4.28.20

Today we hiked the Continental Divide Trail running south from our camping area in the Gila National Forest.  I came upon this cute little flower along the trail.  It’s the only one I saw for the entire distance that we hiked.  I identified it…

Photo of the Day: 4.27.20

We moved over to New Mexico yesterday to a dispersed camping area in the Gila National Forest.  The Continental Divide Trail runs right through here and we embarked on a short hike along part of the trail today.  The terrain is soooo very different…

Photo of the Day: 4.26.20

Our last night on the Cienegas I set up the tripod to get some evening shots.  The sun was positively glowing as it set in the western sky.  I waited for some stars to appear before I called it a night.

Photo of the Day: 4.25.20

Mesquite Green Mesquite awakens As the days grow long and hot Painting the land green.   —–Lynn Amber Our time here on the Cienegas is about to end just at the time of year when the mesquite are coming out in leaf and flower.  It’s…

Photo of the Day: 4.23.20

  On our way out this morning to fill our fresh water tank and dump our other tanks, we came upon some pronghorns along the Empire Ranch Road.  Usually, they are much further away in the grassland making a photograph impossible.  Jim stopped the…

Photo of the Day 4.22.20

Happy Earth Day!!  My Earth Day morning started with a walk towards Cottonwood Pond.  Along the way, I found some new discoveries!  The prickly poppies are starting to bloom.  I believe this one is Argemone platyceras – the one more commonly found in the…

Photo of the Day 4.21.20

On a recent bike ride I got very excited to see this yellow flower carpeting the desert floor!  🙂  It’s a dandelion – but oh so pretty!!  There has been so little in the way of flowering plants here this spring that even this…

Photo of the Day 4.20.20

I’ve made a few new friends here on the ranch.  The birds that frequent Cottonwood Pond have become very familiar with me.  The Western Kingbird is ever present – perching on Mesquite branches surrounding the pond and occasionally on the shrubby vegetation along the…

Photo of the Day 4.19.20

Signage in this area of Southern Arizona is unique.  The ironwork is amazing and very intricate at times.  I’m not sure who the artist is – or maybe it is multiple artists – but I love the detail and also the simplicity.  The gate…