Month: January 2022

Desert Art

There’s not much blooming in the Arizona desert right now so my focus has been on other interesting objects in the landscape – from dead plants to human debris. In some areas of the KOFA National Wildlife Refuge, the ocotillo is bursting out in… Continue Reading “Desert Art”

Rain Clouds and Cholla in the Desert

The Teddybear Cholla is one of my favorite desert plants! It literally glows in the landscape – especially in the early morning and early evening light. The other day the skies clouded up and we actually got a sprinkling of rain in the Arizona… Continue Reading “Rain Clouds and Cholla in the Desert”

Desert Sunset

While I spend some quality time on a more extensive blog post devoted to Big Bend National Park, I will share some more recent photos from our travels. We are in the Arizona desert which is known for spectacular sunsets. Here’s one example from… Continue Reading “Desert Sunset”

Seminole Canyon State Park, Texas

Our 4 night stay at Seminole Canyon State Park near Comstock, TX was a spur of the moment decision. Sometimes that proves to be the best way to travel! My idea was to take two days/one night to travel to a new location from… Continue Reading “Seminole Canyon State Park, Texas”

Cactus and Birds

I’m at least 2 weeks behind in postings and need to spend time getting caught up – but just wanted to post this cute picture of a remarkably patient cactus wren, who perched nicely for me while I tried to get a decent shot.… Continue Reading “Cactus and Birds”

Mandeville Bike Ride

On Christmas Eve day, we decided to ride the Tammany Trace bike path towards the small lakefront town of Mandeville, Louisiana. The ride from Fontainebleau State Park to the center of the village was only 2.77 miles one way. It is a fairly level… Continue Reading “Mandeville Bike Ride”

New Orleans in a Day

Our original itinerary for this current road trip did not include a visit to New Orleans. I was planning on spending a few days at a Florida national seashore and then heading west on I-10 driving straight through the city of New Orleans without… Continue Reading “New Orleans in a Day”