Arizona Cotton Rat

This cute little critter is found around grassy water areas. What’s not to love? πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€ β€œA rat is neither good nor evil. It does what a rat has to do.”— Jo Nesbo

Desert Friends

Hello, Clark’s Spiny Lizard! Hello, Common Chuckwalla! And finally, the sweet little Verdin framed in a world of enchantment πŸ’š When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as…

Big Bertha Torch Cactus

Hope is not a resting place but a starting point – a cactus, not a cushion. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. The photo below is from a different plant (same species), back in the shadows. I like how it came out. And just for fun, I found this quote. Just proving, if you want to…

Birthday walk in the park

Last Wednesday was my birthday. I decided to take the day off and spend the morning at our Desert Museum. Although I didn’t find many animal photo opps, it was a beautiful morning, a comfortable temperature, and I got some great nature photos. Happy Day 😊 In all things of nature there is something of…

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…