Harris’s Hawk

On my recent visit to our wetlands park, I saw this Harris’s Hawk up in a tree. I was able to get a few photos of him. He was far away, but I cropped the photo below for a closer view. I almost missed him. A reminder to always look up! In October we visited…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunrise

After seeing Nancy’s post here for the Photo A Week Challenge, I got inspired to post a few of my summer morning walk sunrise photos. Every workday during the summer, I got up before sunrise to do my daily walk. I didn’t realize the treat I would be blessed with each day as I watched…

Presenting: Empress Leilia

Also called Leilia hackberry butterfly or desert hackberry. Personally, I think she’s worthy of the title “Empress”. 💛🧡💛🧡💛 Butterflies…flowers that fly and all but sing. ~Robert Frost

Looking for green

That was our primary goal when we set out on our little about-town adventure yesterday. I know if we don’t get more rain soon, the colors and beauty will start to wither away. We started out soon after sunrise. As we headed around town I was amazed at the lush green and many areas of…

Desert life

Besides the green that is everywhere (most noticeable to those of us who know this isn’t normal), our desert is filled with butterflies! Oh, and they are beautiful! Add to that the thousands of caterpillars clamoring to sticks, twigs, and cactus thorns! This morning on my desert hike I felt serenity in a rare desert…