Whoo do you see?

This morning we walked around our nearby gardens/cultural center hoping to find a few more spring flowers. I have seen the owl who often resides in this particular tree on previous visits, but wasn’t able to get a good photo before. This morning he was in good view when I stood almost directly below and…

From the family of Silky Flycatchers: Phainopepla

This amazing bird landed ahead of me as I walked along the wetland trail yesterday. My MO is to snap away and determine what it is later. But I was so curious about this bird. I have never seen a bird like this that I remember. Maybe I am more observant than I have been…

Our day in the sun

With family here from out of town, and most everything open now, we took the opportunity to explore our Desert Museum. The weather was just a bit on the warm side, but it was beautiful. Surprising, it was quite busy. I believe that may be due to Spring Break. It did seem a bit surreal…

“Nature, Art and Culture”

That is what the brochure promises as it promotes one of our local gardens. I have not been there in a very long time, as it was closed much of the past year. They have a stunning outdoor garden bistro where we’ve eaten many times over the past years. Today I decided I would make…