Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #84: Narrow (watch out!)

I live in the desert. To tie into the Lens-Artists photo challenge this week, I am sharing some photos that demonstrate how narrow and sharp so many of our desert plants can be.  You must be aware of your surroundings when walking and hiking out in our nature.  So many of the plants have sharp…

A hike in the park

I am one of the lucky ones that gets the day off today for Martin Luther King day.  Rather than sit at home, we headed out for a short hike at a nearby State Park.  It was a beautiful morning.  In fact, it was very warm out. I got a few photos where the sunlight…

What am I?

Yeah, am I some kind of bee? I thought bees were black and yellow, not black and white. I was just hanging out on this cactus, taking a little rest.  This crazy photo lady came around and started getting in my face! Her and that camera lens.  What’s up with that? She seemed to be a…

FOTD: Desert Broom

The Desert Broom is of the Sunflower family.  The male and female flowers are on separate plants, and the female flowers develop white, silky and very beautiful airborne seeds. These bushes are found along sandy washes, hillsides, streams and bottom lands.  Mine were discovered in our sandy wash, along our walking path. Interesting to learn,…

More than a zoo: Our Desert Museum

Monday, in celebration of my dad’s 80th birthday, we spent the day exploring the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  It was a beautiful day and although not all of the animals were out and about, we were able to enjoy many of the animals, birds, plants and butterflies. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch outside at the Ocotillo Cafe,…