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Thursday, February 14, 2019

February Morning, Philadelphia Wash, Dos Cabezas, Arizona

Morning sun
The sun shone through a bit of an overcast haze the other morning when I went down into the wash with my camera. But I'll let pictures tell the rest of the story.

Monday, February 11, 2019

A Tree That Asked to be Photographed

This old oak on Dragoon Road, near the Amerind Museum, grows so close to a huge rock as to seem part of it. The bright blue gate and small red cross, apparently a roadside memorial, add color to the dusty natural scene.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Not a Shy Bird, Apparently

The last four monks were ordered to leave, but the peacocks are still in residence, and volunteers continue to staff the office and bookstore. Not sure what's going on, but the monastery south of St. David, Arizona, is still a pleasant and peaceful place to visit. Here is a review (of sorts) by another visitor who gave the monastery an A rating.

An old Kalamazoo friend and I were making our second visit to the monastery together. This year we explored the birding trail (developed in 1992) and enjoyed time spent on a park bench beside the larger of two ponds on the premises, catching up on one another's lives. We even, to our great delight, found flowing water in the San Pedro River. Water makes Michigan women feel right at home!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


The Artist always takes an interest in sculpture, whether indoors or out in the open. 

He inspects it carefully from every angle. 

Feet and toes on this guy were especially impressive. Looked realistic. Look out! Grabby dino!

Dino having last laugh?