Friday, March 29, 2013


The most common 
and most spectacular
Arizona desert flower.
Commonly known as Coach-Whip
or Candlewood .

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Arizona Thistle

I am revisiting my trip to Arizona with my Pop in 2009
there are a myriad of images that I have yet to really discover.
These are macro shots of  a Plume Thistle, early in it development.
Keep tuned for more Arizona Flora!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dryocopus pileatus

Pileated Woodpecker
At 19 inch  about crow sized.
As my wife says prehistoric!
This is the male.

not the best shots but still worth seeing.

Friday, March 22, 2013

White Tails

I must say this is a special sight
right in my own back yard...
unless the garden is in full bloom!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Elvis Lives...

The last sighting of Elvis was in Toledo Ohio
where he was working as a fry cook.
Before that he was spotted posing as a speed bump
on Hollywood boulevard.
He is the man of a thousand faces.
Just today I caught him in my backyard, doing his best impersonation of a Starling!
His wardrobe gave him away! not to mention that haircut!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Evening Winter Light

Late afternoon light streaming through our window
Our days are getting longer
and spring is in the air
life and rebirth . 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Winter's Dream of April

For my Friend Terri...who's has had enough of winter
Spring is in the air!

" April hath put a spirit of youth in everything"
~William Shakespeare 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cold Duck..Anyone?

Mallards enjoying some cold sunshine
At the head waters of the Severn River
at the North end of Lake Couchiching
in the hamlet of Washago

For those not in the know
there is a very thrifty wine called Cold Duck.
its about as drinkable as the name!

These may peak your interest