Daughters at Saguaro National Park East

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Jan 222009
 
Daughters at Saguaro National Park East

One of the advantages of living in southeast Tucson is our proximity to Saguaro National Park East, which is about five miles from our house. Over the New Year’s weekend, my daughters and I spent an afternoon climbing around a magnificent rock outcropping, allowing me to burn through photo after photo in the desert’s golden […]

Jan 172009
 
Full Moon at San Xavier Mission

Last weekend the San Xavier del Bac Mission, just south of Tucson, was lit at night for the first time in several years. Due to renovation, the White Dove of the Desert, which is located on the Tohono O’odham reservation, will not be lit again for three years. Below (and here for larger views) are […]

Saguaro Ranch in Black and White

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Dec 142008
 
Saguaro Ranch in Black and White

Egads, it’s been a month since I’ve posted on my blog! Well, so it goes with the end of the semester and the next issue of Terrain.org out in only a month (and I’m way behind at that). I’m hoping to post the photos I took from my landscape photography class, which just ended. I’ve […]

Autumn in the Huachuca Mountains

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Nov 122008
 
Autumn in the Huachuca Mountains

This weekend my friend Scott Calhoun, my younger daughter, and I ventured through the gate of Fort Huachuca army base at the foot of southeastern Arizona’s Huachuca Mountains, which climb to nearly 9,500 feet and edge into Mexico. We had a wonderful time climbing through Garden Canyon and taking lots and lots of photographs of […]

Sep 132008
 
Heaven and Hell in Tucson

This semester I’m taking a landscape photography class as an elective. Our first photo assignment was to capture “heaven and hell” in Tucson. Most folks took separate photos of heaven (the good) and hell (the bad), but I took photos at religious sites that I hoped would represent both heaven and hell in each particular […]

Daughters at the Desert Museum

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Jul 272008
 
Daughters at the Desert Museum

Before my recent trip to Denver (look for photos from that over the next week or so), I spent consecutive weekends at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with my daughters. First my older daughter and a friend attended a Saturday Summer Evening, where we get to shine blacklights in search of scorpions and have loads of […]

March Yard Flowers

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Apr 212008
 
March Yard Flowers

I’m running behind on posts, I know, but ’tis the season. School’s almost out, and then I may have a moderately regular blog post schedule. Or at least I’ll keep telling you that. My new Canon XSi arrived late last week and while I haven’t had much of a chance to play with it, I […]

Wildflowers, Wildflowers, Wildflowers

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Mar 122008
 
Wildflowers, Wildflowers, Wildflowers

I returned yesterday from two extraordinary days of wildflower hunting in the mountains north of Tucson and east of Phoenix (Superstitions, Dripping Springs, Apache Leap, and points thereby). I went with my friend Scott Calhoun and three other landscape designers and folks I hadn’t met before: Julie from Chicago, Hilary from Indiana (from England originally), […]

Picacho Peak Wildflowers

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Mar 022008
 
Picacho Peak Wildflowers

The flowers at Ironwood Forest National Monument aren’t bad. The flowers at Picacho Peak State Park are absolutely amazing. Below are 17 glimpses of my morning hike with my older daughter. There are a total of 63 colorful images over in the gallery, too. Sunrise over a low peak adjacent to Picacho Peak, itself about […]

Return to the Ostrich Ranch

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Mar 022008
 
Return to the Ostrich Ranch

Periodically the girls and I stop by Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch northwest of Tucson off Interstate 10. To our delight, there always seems to be something new. This time, following a wildflower hike at Picacho Peak (see above), my older daughter and I stopped. Some photos below and a few more on my site’s gallery: […]