Month: April 2020

Photo of the Day 4.18.20

Cottonwood Pond Mourning doves cooing Red-tailed Hawks guarding their nest Mesquite wind silent.   The incessant wind we have been experiencing over the past several days reminds me of my quiet morning walk earlier in the week!  On that particular morning, the wind was silent. … Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.18.20”

Photo of the Day 4.17.20

Today we ventured over to another part of the conservation area that borders Arizona state fish and game lands.  We hiked a dirt road through the grasslands that rose up into the foothills of the Mustang Mountains.  (I love that name!)  Once we started… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.17.20”

Photo of the Day 4.16.20

We embarked a road trip today along some back country dirt roads in and around the town of Sonoita.  At one point, we found ourselves at a dead end and proceeded down a U.S. Forest Service road.  (Noticed an awesome boondocking spot off the… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.16.20”

Photo of the Day 4.15.20

Our evening walk to the Cottonwood Pond was very fruitful.  As I spend more time at the pond, I’ve become more attuned to the feathered friend population.  Our main objective this evening was to catch a glimpse of the red-tailed hawks that are nesting… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.15.20”

Photo of the Day 4.14.20

Today we completed our longest bike ride here on the ranch – taking a route that created an 18-mile loop through the conservation area.  The photo above pretty much sums up our routine when we ride – stop half-way and have lunch!  Lunch always… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.14.20”

Photo of the Day 4.13.20

Shifting gears a bit this evening and posting a photograph I took while visiting the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco in February.  There were a few flowers in bloom on the headlands as we hiked along part of the coastal trail as well… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.13.20”

Photo of the Day 4.12.20

  How special that I found some Desert Mariposa Lilies blooming on Easter day in the grassland!!  Jim and I decided to take an afternoon bike ride on a new dirt road we discovered here in the NCA.  We detoured onto an unmarked road,… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.12.20”

Photo of the Day 4.11.20

I know.  Another sunset photograph.  How boring, right?  One thing is sure.  After I leave this place, a lasting memory will definitely be the endless, magnificent sunsets that occur here each night. Today was a busy day.  We had to venture to town for… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.11.20”

Photo of the Day 4.10.20

On an early evening walk down to the pond, I noticed these Blue Dicks blooming off the side of the road.  There’s not much in bloom in this high-desert grassland right now – so any color catches my eye!!  The lavender flowers contrast nicely… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.10.20”

Photo of the Day 4.9.20

We took a ride over to the Coronado National Forest – Mt. Wrightson Wilderness area to hike part of the Arizona National Scenic Trail.  The Arizona Trail encompasses 800 miles of non-motorized pathways stretching from the Mexico border north to Utah.  Since we have… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.9.20”