Night Sentries

January 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The desert at night holds mysteries seldom experienced by humans. There is a contrast between the stillness and quiet and the sudden hooting of a Great Horned Owl or the howl of a pack of Coyotes. Javelinas forage noisily on Prickly Pears and other plants, while Rattlesnakes prowl the desert floor for their next meal. A Great Horned Owl calls to...
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Lilacs and May Altars

May 05, 2021  •  1 Comment
LILACS AND MAY ALTARS Springtime has always held a special place in my heart. My birthday is right on the cusp on the Spring Equinox and that timing signals that the days are getting longer, there’ll be more time to play outside, and everything is waking up. Spring crocus, daffodils, tulips, lilies of the valley and wildflowers begin popping u...
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Texture in Photography

August 26, 2020  •  1 Comment
Visual and tactile textures provide details, assist us in separating one object from another and enhance our experience of the world. In photography, texture can visually add dimension and give the viewer an appreciation for a subject’s unique characteristics and appearance. The bark of trees is rich in texture, and tree bark is one of the chara...
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Saguaros--Sentinels of the Desert

January 17, 2019  •  9 Comments
The majestic Saguaro Cactus, (Carneglea gigantean), is a living symbol of the Southwest and its bloom is the state flower of Arizona. Exceedingly slow-growing—a ten-year old plant is less than 2 inches tall! In adulthood it will tower over all the other plants of the Sonoran Desert and reach about 45 feet. All the growth occurs at the tips. By 70 y...
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Brown Pelicans Steal the Show

January 27, 2018  •  3 Comments
About 520 different birds call Florida home. Some are considered spectacular, and I acknowledge that Snowy Egrets, Wood Storks and Spoonbills are personal favorites. But the birds that really steal my heart are the Brown Pelicans. The Brown Pelican, Pelicanus Occidentalis, is a large, coastal sea bird characterized by a large bill, thin neck,...
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