Category: Arizona

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Part 3

Oh the joys of being back in a place where WiFi is available!! Taking up where I left off on our wild west tour, our next big outing in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument involved another road trip – this time along the South… Continue Reading “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Part 3”

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Part 2

As I sit here in a very damp, cool national forest campground along the Oregon coast, I’m thinking back to the sunny, warm desert! I decided to continue on with my recap of our Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument visit in January while waiting… Continue Reading “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Part 2”

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Adventure

From the Davis Mountains State Park in Texas, we drove two full days to arrive for a brief stopover at the Escapees Saguaro Co-op Campground in Benson, AZ. Our one-night stopover at the Las Cruces Overlook Rest Area was restful and surprisingly quiet! We… Continue Reading “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Adventure”

New Desert Plant

We were walking out in the desert in KOFA National Wildlife Refuge the other day – winding our way through one of the many washes. A spot of bright red color caught my eye. I was thrilled to find this delicate little flower on… Continue Reading “New Desert Plant”

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”

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day: 4.25.20”

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day: 4.23.20”