Camping Mt. Graham in Color and Black-and-White

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Jun 282010
Camping Mt. Graham in Color and Black-and-White

Over Father’s Day weekend I camped at the 9,000-foot Hospital Flats campground atop Mt. Graham in eastern Arizona with my younger daughter. I took the photos in color, but as I began to optimize them for their galleries, I realized they are just as intriguing in black-and-white. So I’ve created two galleries, one each in […]

Evening of Abstracts at the Desert Museum

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Jun 142010
Evening of Abstracts at the Desert Museum

Summer Saturday evenings are back on at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. This weekend my daughters and I made the trip over, and though it was a bit chilly (relatively speaking), we still got to shine some scorpions and see lots of other critters and plants. Here are a sampling of colorful evening abstracts from the […]

From Montane Lake to Desert Wildflowers

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Apr 202010
From Montane Lake to Desert Wildflowers

On Sunday we took a drive into the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson under the auspices of a daylong Girl Scout retreat. That was all good and fun, but the trip also presented the opportunity to photograph Rose Canyon Lake and some amazing desert wildflowers we saw on the way up. Here are a […]

Apr 042010
Sunny Day on Kitt Peak National Observatory

On Saturday my younger daughter and I drove 60 miles west to Kitt Peak National Observatory, located on the Tohono O’odham reservation. Ostensibly I was looking for wildflowers — ’tis the season and all — but mostly I wanted to hang out with my excellent little traveling companion and goggle at the big telescopes atop […]

Apr 042010
Hiking the Babad Do'ag Trail

On Friday I skipped work to take my daughters hiking with a group of neighbors up the Babad Do’ag Trail, which starts at the first pullout on Catalina Highway once the road starts climbing the Santa Catalinas. It was a beautiful, wildflower-filled day, and the 4-mile roundtrip trail was just right. Here are a few […]

Mar 042010
Whitewater Draw

The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area lies at the south end of the McNeal Playa, 20 miles north of Douglas, Arizona, and the Mexico border. At the northeastern edge of the grasslands-dominated Chihuahua desert, the area attracts about 30,000 Sandhill cranes — from separate Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent populations — every winter, generally from November through […]

Feb 282010
Wildlife and Daughters at the Desert Museum

On January 31 I visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with visitors from out of town. Of course, I seemed to only take photos of wildlife, the grounds, and my daughters. No surprise there. Here are a few of the shots, and a total of 28 can be found in larger format over in my gallery: […]

Jan 032010
Saguaro National Park in Black and White

My younger daughter and I welcomed in the new year with a trip out to Saguaro National Park (West) for some hiking and petroglyph gawking. The park is a study in enticing contrasts, as I hope these black-and-white photos show. Here are 8, and these and 36 more are available in larger format over in […]

Dec 162009
Rock Scampering at Saguaro National Park

On Sunday afternoon my daughters took me rock scampering at Javelina Rocks, Saguaro National Park, at the base of the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson. We get out there several times a year and always have a blast climbing around. Here are a few small photos of the trip, and there’s a gallery of 25 […]