Narrow-striped Forceptail

Yesterday I saw this beautiful dragonfly on my walk at our local wetlands, a city run water reclamation park. I’ve identified about sixteen so far and discovered this is a new-to-me dragonfly discovery. I was glad the sun came out to shine on this beautiful guy! The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something…

Desert Friends

Hello, Clark’s Spiny Lizard! Hello, Common Chuckwalla! And finally, the sweet little Verdin framed in a world of enchantment 💚 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…

Abert’s Towhee

His name commemorates the American ornithologist James William Abert (1820-1897). And what is an ornithologist, I asked myself? Wikipedia says: Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the “methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them.” Wikipedia also says that Mr. Abert was an American Soldier. God bless him!…

Reflect

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? ~ Ralph Marston