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…

LAPC: Closer and Closer – Horseshoe Bend

On the way home from our Utah parks adventure last May, we stopped in Page, AZ for the night. A site worth visiting is Horseshoe Bend. When I saw the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Closer and Closer, I knew this was the perfect time to post my photos of this amazing attraction. From the City of…

Phainopepla in color gray

A recent walk on a cloudy morning. A little cropping and some editing. If you look closely, you can see a touch of red in his eye, in the bottom photo. The top one done in black and white. πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that…

Travel Destination: Arches National Park, Utah

After visiting the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Capital Reef National Parks, our next stop was Arches National Park. Arches was one of our top favorites and one of the busiest. We arrived last May, right before the summer vacations, and we only had one location where parking was a challenge. We postponed that stop…