Category: Nature

Big Bend Flora 11.9.22

Another beautiful red-flowered perennial blooming in the Chisos Mountains is the Ipomopsis aggregata. I found this little gem along the Lost Mine Trail – a popular 5-mile out and back trail near the Chisos Basin. It’s one of my favorite hikes in the park… Continue Reading “Big Bend Flora 11.9.22”

Capricious Captures 10.26.22

I’m back! Since my last post, we have made our way from Northern California to Southwest Texas via a circuitous route that allowed us to visit family along the way and a whole bunch of national parks! Much of the time, I’ve had little… Continue Reading “Capricious Captures 10.26.22”

Capricious Captures 9.5.22

Jim walked around the other side of the picnic table on our site and reached down to pick something up off the ground – and heard a hiss…..he was inches from this rattlesnake! Jim backed off and the snake moseyed on along and disappeared… Continue Reading “Capricious Captures 9.5.22”

Evening Strolls and Memories in Lava Beds NM

The sunsets here at Lava Beds National Monument are some of the most spectacular that I’ve ever experienced. As much as I love my morning sunrise walks, my favorite time of the day is dusk. As I walk in the evening here (and everywhere),… Continue Reading “Evening Strolls and Memories in Lava Beds NM”

Capricious Captures 8.19.22

I’ll get back to my Volcanic Legacy Byway tour next time, but could not resist this quick posting of a family of ducks taking it easy on a log in Diamond Lake! 🙂

Capricious Captures 8.13.22

This mule deer decided to hang out in our campsite the other day totally oblivious to our presence. There was something at the base of the Western Juniper tree that seemed very tasty to him!

Capricious Captures 8.6.22

I was in heaven when we came upon an area in the northern part of Big Sur where loads and loads of pelicans congregate! We spent quite a bit of time hiking along the cliffs here and watching these fascinating birds!

Capricious Captures 7.27.22

In between more lengthy posts, I’ve decided on a new strategy that will allow me to share more photographs regularly without a lot of time devoted to prose! I’ll be posting random, whimsical photographs both old and new. The Smoothstem Blazing Star is providing… Continue Reading “Capricious Captures 7.27.22”

Big Sur Coastline San Simeon Region

Traveling the coastal Route 1 through the Big Sur region of California has been on my bucket list for years. On our multi-month road trip this past winter, I made it a priority to detour through Big Sur. Often times, when visiting new places,… Continue Reading “Big Sur Coastline San Simeon Region”

Clouds over Grassland

I’ve been trying to complete another post from our winter trip to Organ Pipe Cactus NM but my hotspot is sooooo incredibly slow today – so I gave up! Here’s a shot from Lava Beds NM a week ago when some storms were moving… Continue Reading “Clouds over Grassland”