Category: Wildlife

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 4.12.20

  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 4.10.20

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 3.30.20

On my morning walk with coffee mug and stroopie in hand, this dead Mesquite tree caught my eye with its gnarled, twisting dead branches.  I’m a “bark” person – I love trees with interesting bark – dead or alive.  The monochromatic effect this photo… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 3.30.20”

Photo a Day 3.24.20

I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster the last couple of days – as I’m sure many people have whose jobs are up in the air as we work through these interesting times.  After an entire evening of sulking and feeling sorry for myself,… Continue Reading “Photo a Day 3.24.20”

Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

On February 8th, my sister and brother-in-law suggested a field trip to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge and I enthusiastically accepted! There are nine different wildlife refuges in Arizona and we were close to several of those while in the Quartzsite area. Cibola NWR… Continue Reading “Cibola National Wildlife Refuge”

30 Days and 30 Photos – Day 29

The carriage road around Witch Hole Pond is a nice 3+ mile loop that I enjoy walking in the early evening.  I headed out with both my Nikon camera and my Canon since I was unsure what to expect.  I wanted all my options. … Continue Reading “30 Days and 30 Photos – Day 29”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby  Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Our last evening in the Tetons, we… Continue Reading “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy’s Victorian era novel with this title portrays the main character, Bathsheba, and her life on a Dorset farm far from the “hustle and bustle” of London.  The term originated in the solemn 16th century poem by Thomas Gray, “Elegy written in a… Continue Reading “Far From the Madding Crowd”

Flora and Fauna – Spring in the Tetons

The Teton Valley is a remarkable natural environment created by forces of nature spanning millions of years.  The Teton Fault accounts for the formation of the Teton range as movement along this fault caused the dramatic uplift of the mountain range.  Even today, there… Continue Reading “Flora and Fauna – Spring in the Tetons”