Fiddlenecks

Rancher’s Fireweed / Devil’s Lettuce (Amsinckia menziesii) of the Borage family glistens in the back-lit sun on Cactus Forest Trail in Tucson, Arizona. It’s flowering season is March through May in mostly weedy or grassy places below 5,000 feet in the western United States and northwestern Mexico. The fiddleneck flower cluster uncoils, leaving the new blossoms accessible to the […]

Douglas Spring Trail

The desert southwest is sometimes touted as a dry, sparse and harsh environment, but no one could argue that point at this time of year; the terrain is erupting in color. Earlier in the week we hiked the Douglas Spring Trail which starts at the far east end of Speedway in Tucson, Arizona. We embarked […]

Cactus Forest Trail

Thanks to a very wet winter, wildflowers are giving Tucson a great show right now. Yellow and orange African Daisies and Poppies fill yards where the homeowners have planted wildflower seeds, and in the outlying desert areas to the north and west yellow Brittlebush is abundant, but at the base of the Rincon Mountains on the east side of town, the dominant […]

Race For The Cure

It was a sea of people as far as the eye could detect at the start of this year’s 12th annual Susan G. Komen for Southern Arizona 5K “Race for the Cure” at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.  This was the 10th year I’ve donated my services to capture the action and emotion of the day in […]

Once Upon A Time, I Was A Bicycle

Sometimes life just stinks. You diligently lock your bicycle and the punks take everything except for the frame you locked! Gladly, this wasn’t my bike, but one I came upon in Los Angeles. Maybe with their next bicycle they will add a second cable lock run through the wheels. Of course the little vandals could […]