Category: Arizona

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.22.20”

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.21.20”

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.20.20”

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… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.19.20”

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 4.12.20

  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”