Quote of the Day: Blessed is the Man

July 29, 2016

Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. Mary Ann Evans (“George Eliot”), 1819-1880, Victorian era author (Silas Marner) and journalist. [Thanks to Barbara Moss for sharing]

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Photo of the Day: Cactus Flowers

July 28, 2016

I don’t know the name of this cactus, but it started out as one or two little balls growing next to the house years ago. It pups (if that’s a word) frequently and we’ve potted the pups many times. Periodically it rewards us with short stalks topped with blossoms!

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Photo of the Day: High Country Storm

July 27, 2016

From Payson over the weekend, from photographer Keri Kirby.

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Photo of the Day: Aloe Shadow

July 15, 2016
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Camel Head

July 4, 2016

While out for an early morning bike ride this morning, I had the privilege of watching the sunrise wash over the east end of Camelback Mountain. Because of the seasonal northern bias of the ecliptic (plane of the sun’s path across the sky) this time of year, the early morning light ferrets out nooks and crannies you […]

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San Pedro River Arizona

May 11, 2016

Yet another excellent article on the beauty of Arizona by Roger Naylor. “The San Pedro River supports some of the richest wildlife habitat in the Southwest,” says Laura Mackin, bookstore manager at San Pedro House. “This river of life provides resting places for millions of migratory birds and year-round homes for many kinds of plants, […]

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Did You Know: Arizona Navy Deployed | KJZZ

May 11, 2016

“It’s the last occurrence in American history when one state took up arms against another no matter how unlikely it was that the arms would ever be fired,” said Southard. Source: Did You Know: Arizona Navy Deployed | KJZZ

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Photo of the Day: Cholla Blossom

May 9, 2016

Thanks to Keri Kirby for today’s Photo of the Day. I think this is a “pencil cholla,” aka cylindropuntia arbuscula, but with more than twenty cholla species in the Southwest I’d need an expert to confirm. Interestingly, botanist used to classify cholla as a subspecies of prickly pear (Opuntia genus). The middle elevations of the […]

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The brilliant photos of the first American female war photographer killed in action – The Washington Post

April 27, 2016

This was Dickey Chapelle’s favorite photograph of herself at work, taken in Milwaukee in 1958 by Marine Master Sgt. Lew Lowery, who also photographed the first American flag-raising on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima… “You can do anything you want to do if you want to do it so badly you’ll give up everything else to […]

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4 new Sedona trails for hikers, bikers

April 26, 2016

Another great article by Roger Naylor: Source: 4 new Sedona trails for hikers, bikers

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