The Easter Lily Cactus

October 18, 2017

Went out for an early morning bike ride, and took this shot of one of my favorite views: the little camelhead on the hill overlooking Tempe Town Lake, with Four Peaks in the background. When I got home, I was greeted with three blooms on the “Easter Lily” (echinopsis oxygona) cactus on the front patio. […]

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Quote of the Day: Thinking you know

September 24, 2017

“I neither know nor think that I know.” Socrates, 469-399 BC, Greek Athenian philosopher and ethicist who helped establish Western Philosophy; founder of the Socratic method of asking questions of the students. (Via Jeremy Olshan at Market Watch)

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An Eclipse of Two Stars

August 23, 2017

It is my custom to geographically limit the topics for ScottsdaleTrails to within a day’s drive. However, I occasionally make exception…in this case because the trip began and ended in Scottsdale. And it’s technically a day’s drive, even though it’s a long one.   By astronomical and cartographic coincidence, I was driving southward early Monday […]

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Sunrise over the Waterfront

August 14, 2017

I was out for an early-morning bike ride.

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Fireworks and Freedom

July 4, 2017

I chose this photo from last Saturday’s Scuderia SW cars and coffee in Scotttsdale to illustrate that most folks don’t understand that we can celebrate independence only because those who went before us were willing to fight for it, and to provide a credible deterrent to those who want to take it away.  Fireworks are […]

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4 Peaks Sunrise

June 13, 2017

I shot this while road biking a couple of days ago.  

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When in Quartzite, stop and say “Hi Jolly!”

June 1, 2017

For most of us, the kooky little town of Quartzite, Arizona is just a fuel stop on the way to LA, and/or the winter motorhome capital of the world. I stopped there myself this morning to fill up, but I also took a very short detour off the main drag to say “Hi Jolly”… which […]

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Blades for Badges

May 17, 2017

Scottsdale’s police officers and staff are proud to announce the 5th annual Police Officers of Scottsdale “Blades for Badges” charity ice hockey meetup at the Ice Den on Bell Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. The POSA “Enforcers” team up to go head-to-head against our local rivals, the “Ice Men that Care,” of The Hacker Hockey Club. […]

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