Turkey Vulture

Yesterday on my walk I saw this turkey vulture perched in his tree. It was just after sunrise and he was still in the shade. When I circled back around the small lake he was still there warming in the bright sun. This was the first time I’ve seen one close enough to photograph. After…

From caterpillar to Sphinx

Previously I posted photos of caterpillars that have emerged all over our area. This is due to the beautiful green foliage growing from our near record breaking desert rains. Today I discovered the beautiful White-lined Sphinx moth that these fascinating caterpillars eventually become. I was more that thrilled to discover several hovering in the flowers…

Simple Nature

Rain! Yes, over the past couple of weeks we have had rain, rain, rain! So much, in fact, that July will go on record as the wettest month in the history of tracking! Washes are running and the ground is soaking it all up. Tiny things are growing and flowers are blooming in unexpected places….

Silent Sunday

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” ~ Pablo Picasso