Mighty Saguaro

I live in the lower Sonora Desert – the exculsive home of the saguaro cactus. I came upon this one on a hike through Saguaro National Park a few weeks ago. The area was established as a national park by President Herbert Hoover in 1933. http://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm This is a nice specimen because, though it is in the process […]

Practice, Practice, Practice …

Every December I photograph the Ballet Arts kids who perform in the Nutcracker Ballet. Usually it’s early in the month, but this year I will be making their portraits the day after Christmas. I’m sure it thrills their families to have their children miss winter break and family gatherings  as they go to rehearsals ten […]

Jim Livengood

The University of Arizona announced today that athletic director Jim Livengood will end his 16 year tenure effective January 1 and  become the new athletic director for the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. This is a photograph I made of him in the studio three or four years ago for Tucson Lifestyle Magazine’s article […]

Brush Your Teeth…

Here’s a fun shot I recently did for Dr. Jeffrey Derickson’s dental office in Tucson. They had a great time during their photo session, especially when I told the “tooth fairy” to lie on two stools and pretend she was flying! A little Photoshop, some added fairy dust and poof, she’s in mid-air! They sent the picture out to all their […]


Last winter I spotted this male Cardinal sitting in my Tangelo tree on a crisp December morning. Luckily I had one of my cameras at home with a 200mm IS lens already attached. I snapped two shots through the window of my family room and then he flew away. Wow, I guess his ears are burning: I haven’t spotted […]

Prescott Cafe

Looking for a quaint get-away? The northern Arizona town of Prescott  has a cozy little downtown area hopping with restaurants, sidewalk cafe’s and  boutique shopping. We were there by chance  (the first weekend in November), when they had Oktoberfest activities on the town square by the courthouse. Lots of college students, tourists and motorcycle enthusiasts filled the streets […]

Hiker in Gates Pass

One of the most picturesque places to view saguaro cactus, rugged mountains and watch an unobstructed view of the sunset in Tucson, Arizona is from Gates Pass. Yesterday my son and I hiked through the pass, up and over a few very steep rocky hills and up to the sheer drop-off upon which he’s sitting in […]

Window panel – Stained glass birds

… another beautiful leaded-glass window by the American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933) in it’s permanent collection at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida.  For museum information see: http://www.morsemuseum.org Reproduction, copying & file sharing of this image prohibited. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com