30. May 2016 · Comments Off on Red Cliff Koan · Categories: Places · Tags: ,

The moon or the saguaro pointing at the moon?

Saguaro Moon
06. May 2015 · Comments Off on Budfellows · Categories: Places · Tags: , ,

Saguaro blooming looming.

Saguaro Bloom and Buds
06. January 2015 · Comments Off on Even Cacti Get the Blues · Categories: Places · Tags:
Snow On Saguaro
27. June 2014 · Comments Off on Big Green · Categories: Places · Tags: , ,

From the Valley of the Mammoth Saguaros, glimpses of sheer mass.

27. May 2014 · Comments Off on Sundry Wonders · Categories: Places · Tags: , , ,

A cat’s-claw moon beckons in the pre-dawn sky, a prickly pear shows some prickly attitude, a bee’s-banquet of saguaro flowers, and tiny eyes peer from the end of a tiny twig in the vast desert morning.

18. May 2014 · Comments Off on Latest Buzz · Categories: Places · Tags: , , ,

A hummingbird works the flowers on a mammoth saguaro, a cholla proffers a thorny greeting, and a prickly pear sends mixed signals.

15. November 2013 · Comments Off on High Places · Categories: Places · Tags: , ,

Up early, the moon has set, just the glow of town…hmm, why a glow? Look out the window… overcast, which translates to perfect day for exploring. It means not too hot, no time factor before the sun turns the outdoors into an oven, and with that freedom, ridges and peaks call to me. I notice routes, just little eddies in the brush at first, then another and another until there’s no more up. No ridge-running, it’s a lone peak, so back down, then back up and over the ridge to home, bearing thorns, twigs, dirt, and photos.