Photo of the Day: Moon and Clouds

September 15, 2016

I’ve been shooting a few more Scottsdale images lately, but I’ve been remiss in posting them. Here’s one from a couple of days ago. As we approach the autumnal equinox, the moon is waxing toward full, and sunsets are overtaking the moonrises. I drove east this evening and watched an even more full moon coming […]

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Photo of the Day: Toothy Agave

September 4, 2016

The September morning sun ignites the  “teeth” on the edges of these agave leaves. As beautiful as they are, especially compared to the wicked-looking leaf tip spikes, I can assure you they are plenty sharp and photographer-resistant!

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Photo of the Day: Monsoon Sky

August 11, 2016

Sometimes our sunrises are amazing. And even when they aren’t, they can still be powerful. This was yesterday morning.

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Photo of the Day 2: Flagstaff Stormy Sunset

August 9, 2016

From the Twitter feed of AZWeatherChick, a stormy sunset in Flagstaff, Arizona:

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Photo of the Day: Texas Sage

August 9, 2016

My neighbor’s Texas sage went crazy after the recent rain, as did many around town. Leucophyllum frutescens (and my neighbor’s may be the candidium, or “Silver Cloud” variety with silvery foliage) isn’t actually related to the salvia genus. It’s a figwort, and some of those are medicinal herbs which have been used in traditional healing […]

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Quote of the Day: Horse Sense

August 8, 2016

In this electoral silly season, an appropriate reminder: Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. William Claude Dukenfield, aka “W. C. Fields,” 1880-1946, lovable misanthrope; and American comedian, actor, and writer.

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Quote of the Day: Inevitable History

August 7, 2016

Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian. Lee Simonson, 1888-1967, American author, architect, painter, stage designer.

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Nature’s Pest Control

August 5, 2016

Autumn must be upon us because the tarantulas are on-the-move in the upper reaches of the Sonoran Desert. I know a lot of folks are unnerved by arachnids, but the tarantula is truly a natural marvel in its graceful movement and natural camouflage. And it’s nice that they eat other bugs!

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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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