Within the past year I’ve happened upon TWO “cristate,” or “crested” saguaro cacti. This one is just off Apache Trail near Roosevelt Lake. The crest mutation is currently thought to occur in one out of about 10,000 or so individuals. Over 2000 examples have been documented across the Sonoran Desert by the Created Saguaro Society. […]
From any distance farther than ten feet, our ironwood tree has the most unremarkable floral display of any of the flora in the yard. I almost cannot see them at all. But, up close, they are quite beautiful. This shot captures all stages of the flower on a single twig. As it happens, there are […]
Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. Daniel Gilbert, American psychologist, author of Stumbling on Happiness.