Thanks for the heads up, Darryl! I managed to capture a couple of bolts before it began to rain on my camera. Continue reading Lightning!!!
After securing landowner permission, we were anxious to hike in the Dirt Hills after enduring a long, chilly spring indoors. The weather was perfect and we started the hike early as the afternoon was going to be hot. Continue reading Dirt Hills Hike
I had the privelege again, of leading a group of interested people into the amazing Avonlea Badlands. Continue reading Avonlea Badlands
I had the privilege of watching Lady Aurora dance last night. Friend’s social media posts alerted me of her possible presence. The evening did not look promising. At dusk, it was overcast and I thought for sure she would be a bust. Continue reading Aurora Timelapse 20181007
The Avonlea Heritage Museum hosted another photography workshop featuring the incredibly talented Colin Chatfield last week. He gave a very informative talk about night photography and I’m sure we all learned a lot. Afterward, I led the group out to the Avonlea Badlands (private land, but we had permission) to practice what we had learned. Headlamps and flashlights enabled us to see the way and … Continue reading Avonlea Badlands by Starlight
We heard there were burrowing owls at Zanjero Park, so we decided to take our morning walk there in hopes of seeing them. We met a photographer on the trail who said two pairs were nesting in the far back corner. Continue reading Zanjero Park
We revisited the Riparian Preserve as there always seems to be something interesting. One night, I will return for some star shots. The turtles were sunning themselves near the bridge. Lucky we got this close to one that was perched on the edge of an old post. Natural, un-trimmed palm tree branches shade the trunk from the hot sun. This bush had some buds getting … Continue reading Gilbert’s Riparian Preserve
Friends wanted to see Hole in the Rock, so we took them to Papago Park near the Zoo. We walked around the back and had no trouble getting into the hole. That chopper wasn’t for us. We took lots of water – we didn’t want to be on the news. We stopped at the amphitheater half way around the Double Butte Loop. Some of … Continue reading Papago Park Double Butte Loop