I’ve learned (unfortunately, the hard way) that however weary I might feel after a long day of driving on the highway, it’s usually a good idea to find a place to have a walk around outside. No matter how much I would prefer to throw myself onto the bed and not move until morning, things go much better if I […]
Late May blooming wildflowers seen at Phoenix Park and Sailor Bar County Park in Fair Oaks.
After 2 weeks away from home (plus one week to recover!), I guess it’s time to jump back into my regularly scheduled blog posts. I’m starting out this Wednesday with an episode of California’s Golden Parks which originally aired May 10, 2006, featuring a place we passed by on our way home. The town of Kelso lies a bit north […]
Summer has officially arrived, and inevitably fire season is already in full swing. Not that I needed confirmation, but for the second year in a row now I’ve encountered a team of firefighters while traveling through Arizona. Last July in Kingman it was the Fort Apache Hotshots that I spotted, staying in the same hotel as we were along Route […]
My first view of the Grand Canyon from Desert View Drive on the South Rim.
This week, June 19th through 25th, is National Pollinator Week in the U.S., so I’m celebrating by sharing some of my most recent images of insects making themselves right at home in some wildflower blooms. While bees and butterflies are the most easily recognized pollinators, many beetles also play an important role in pollination. I shot most of these photos […]
I’m sure I’ve said it before: road trips can be fun, but they really seem to take a lot out of me. Yesterday morning I started working on a regular Wednesday-series post but never managed to finish it. So I decided to save it for next week, and today I’ve got a few images from our trip. Most of them […]
There’s never enough time to stop and check out everything that catches my eye — driving back through Texas I spotted a ton of historical markers along the side of the road — but because we’ve made good time, we’re able to slow down a bit now that we’ve arrived in Arizona. I find that doing a road trip is […]
There’s nothing like getting away from city traffic and crowds of people rushing to their various destinations, and we found an incredible place to enjoy nature and escape for a few hours — just five minutes’ drive from our hotel in Southlake, Texas! It’s the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, sitting along the south shore of Grapevine Lake. There […]