Here is a long-haired caterpillar I photographed in Gardner Canyon last summer. I’ve been waiting to post it for months while I positively identify it, but I give up! I’m pretty sure it is a moth larvae and going by photographs I’ve come across in my research, it looks like a Gypsy Moth. Most of the caterpillars […]
President Obama just finished giving his first State of the Union address. Our economy is bad, our unemployment is high, and yet, we are a people of hope and optimism. As I listened to his speech I thought about this photograph I made in Ohio last summer of a tenacious little plant. In the midst […]
Tucson is usually sunny, but we’ve had a few cold wet days this week. It actually looks like winter for a change! We need the rain, so I’m not complaining. This is an aloe vera plant (aloe barbadensis) I have in a pot on my porch. It’s a visually interesting succulent, but the main reason I […]
Pleasing Fungus Beetles enjoying pleasant tasting fungus in southern Arizona. Image copyrighted. Reproduction, copying & file sharing prohibited.
Robert Louis Stevenson once said that there is no more beautiful convergence of land and sea than where the Pacific Ocean marries the land at Golden Gate Harbor. Image copyrighted. Reproduction, copying & file sharing prohibited.
The southwest is known for its spectacular sunsets. The dirt that gets kicked up in the air of our dry desert climate means most of us who have lived here for any length of time have gotten the respiratory infection Valley Fever from the airborne spores, whether we are aware of it or not. That same wind-blown […]
“A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions – so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. “ ~Adabella Radici Image copyrighted. Reproduction, copying & file sharing prohibited.
As a visual person, I see pattern, shape and design in places others might not notice or pay any attention. This photo is a vignette from the view out my hotel window when I was in Orlando a few years ago. Image registered with the U.S. Copyright office. Reproduction, copying & file sharing prohibited.