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The Cottonwoods

November 22, 2020 - As a general rule, I am not a fan of lens flare. But, when it inserts a rainbow into a beautiful fall scene, I am all fo...
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Where there is Hope

October 31, 2020 - As the sun set behind the Huachuca Mountains trailing edge, providing an ebbing light on the mountains flanks, October's...
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Surrender

October 29, 2020 - The life of a hummingbird is not easy. At only about an inch long, they are one of the most aggressive of all bird speci...
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Orion Nebula 2020

October 15, 2020 - Past the tremendous eternal abyss of space, somewhere, is an island that lives without time or boundary. Ruled by a bene...
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A Passage in the Wilderness

October 10, 2020 - Stalwart sentinels from a long-ago era, the hoodoos at Chiricahua National Monument stand in eternal attention. Like sto...
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Lesser Long-nosed Bat III

September 21, 2020 - I was only able to capture one image of a Lesser Long-nosed Bat last evening. I suspect it has something to do with my l...
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The Eruption of Sierra San José

August 04, 2020 - Laying docile across the border of Arizona and Mexico is Sierra San José, an extinct volcano whose many sharp ridges def...
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Night Light on the Mules

July 14, 2020 - Last night's southern Arizona high desert monsoon storm seemed to want to hug the Arizona New / Mexico border. Knowing t...
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Lightning Loop

July 11, 2020 - Yesterday's southern Arizona high desert monsoon storm was unrelenting in producing some of the best lightning I have se...
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Bighorn Sunset

June 21, 2020 - The southern Arizona high desert yields no quarter to those who choose to make this home. The payment for life in this a...
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Behold

June 20, 2020 - There are seasons when the message is so muddled and confused that I cannot explain its meaning. And then there are time...
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A Season of Hope

March 20, 2020 - One of the first harbingers that springs renewal has begun in the southern Arizona high desert is the annual bloom of wi...
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A Monday Morning Sunrise in January

January 28, 2020 - In the vast smelter of creations endless cycle, the fire-forged furnace of days first light renders nighttime of its dre...
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Sunrise 20201116 - Montezuma Pass

January 16, 2020 - Montezuma Pass may be one of my favorite southern Arizona high desert photography spots. From this vantage point, like a...
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Sunrise on the Obelisk

January 11, 2020 - Part of the magic of first light is the dramatic way that sunrise spreads its powerful luminance over the dark's grim cl...
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Morning Light on a Dragoon Mountain Stream

January 07, 2020 - We spent the night in the biting cold of the southern Arizona high desert watching meteors pierce the sky like brilliant...
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Risen

December 25, 2019 - Life, when you think about it, is about choices. In this vast, interconnected, little privacy world we find ourselves in...
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Sunrise 122319

December 23, 2019 - Sometimes you need to step back and let the world reveal its glory. This morning's sunrise was just such a time. At 6...
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Sunrise 121819

December 19, 2019 - In the cold early morning silence of yesterday's sunrise, I found the time to calm my scattered thoughts and sink into t...
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Sunrise 121619

December 16, 2019 - Some may already realize from the images I have been posting that my 2020 big project will be a sunrise every day. That...
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Sunrise 121219

December 12, 2019 - Not every sunrise is dramatic, and yet if you look, you can find drama in them all. This morning's daybreak is a perfect...
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Sunrise 121119

December 11, 2019 - This morning reminded me of something I so often forget. When I rely only on the word of others, I am apt to miss experi...
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Sunrise 120719

December 10, 2019 - There have been so many dark and intimidating nights of the soul in my life. So many days clouded by the intense fog of...
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Sunrise 120819

December 08, 2019 - Let there be light, and it rained fire from the clouds so that all could see the power of his whisper. In the late mo...
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Sunrise 120619

December 06, 2019 - Good morning. And it was! As the day's first sunshine crept over the southern Arizona high desert horizon, pushing the p...
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December Conjunction

December 05, 2019 - Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn shone brightly in the early night sky. Like three wise men returning an ancient favor, they g...
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Morning Light - Dec. 4, 2019

December 04, 2019 - Before the sun erupts over the horizon, in the quiet solace of nights last stand, there is often a vibrant display of br...
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Morning on the Mighty San Pedro

December 03, 2019 - The modest San Pedro River, its flow often nothing more than a series of small pools amidst the scorched dry river bed,...
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Parker Canyon Lake Milky Way 623

June 24, 2019 - Overwhelming in its intensity, magnificent in its grandeur and awe-inspiring in its existence. Poor descriptions of what...
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Hunter

June 23, 2019 - I often share that the southern Arizona high desert is paradise. I believe that. But, that does not mean it is without i...
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Milky Way over Montezuma Pass

June 21, 2019 - Last night, the Milky Way would only be visible for a short hour before being obliterated from sight as the rising Wanin...
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A View of the Dragoons at Sunset

June 19, 2019 - I awoke this morning in time to see the early morning light infuse the horizon with a pale yellow glow that stole the sh...
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Night at Parker Lake

June 06, 2019 - Twenty-Eight miles southwest of Sierra Vista and five miles north of the Mexican border, tucked away in an isolated cany...
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Vermilion Sunset

April 16, 2019 - The distant sun disappeared gently behind the mighty Huachuca Mountains as we walked from the San Pedro River towards ou...
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Black Phoebe

April 15, 2019 - The Black Pheobe! Some might say they are ubiquitous to the point of boredom. Or that if you have seen one you have seen...
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Cactus Sunset

March 05, 2019 - Life in the Southern Arizona High Deseret is hard. In this harsh and arid landscape, the struggle to survive is an ongoi...
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Falls from the Ledge

February 27, 2019 - There is something about a violent cascading flow of water snaking down a steep mountain pass that inspires a hunger to...
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Pyrrhuloxia

February 25, 2019 - The mountains are still covered in snow and the temperatures freezing, but that doesn't change the inevitable signs of s...
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Supermoon 2019

February 20, 2019 - Advance notice - long story today. Perseverance in the face of adversity is lauded widely as a virtue. It is the charac...
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Harris's Hawk

February 12, 2019 - Here is a truth that might be understood only by another birder. I set a goal of 100 species for January which I missed...
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Photobombed

February 11, 2019 - I mean seriously, I spent all that time setting up the set, hiring the model, getting the lighting just right and this C...
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Monsoon Season

February 09, 2019 - At three o'clock in the afternoon on what was a bright summer day, ominous clouds roll in from the west foreshadowing th...
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Say's Pheobe

February 08, 2019 - The Says Pheobe is elegant looking and charming to watch as they perch on various limbs around our yard. That affect dis...
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Black-throated Gray Warbler

February 06, 2019 - The Southern Arizona High Desert might not have the variety of Warbler species that migrate through my old home grounds...
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Western Screech Owl

February 01, 2019 - I don't know many things better than getting a text message from a friend sharing that they are on an owl. Except maybe...
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Lewis's in the Yard

January 31, 2019 - Birders, as a general rule, are list keepers. Most keep a master "Life List" list of all the bird species they have seen...
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Green Kingfisher in Flight

January 27, 2019 - Why is a Green Kingfisher green? I cannot pretend to know the real answer to that question, but I can make a good guess.
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Green Kingfisher II

January 26, 2019 - I am afraid that I will be boring all with images of the Green Kingfisher, but it was such an incredible bird offering s...
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Green Kingfisher

January 25, 2019 - The excitement of the chance to find a Green Kingfisher made the mile or so walk along the water's edge at Patagonia Lak...
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Shooting the Blood Moon

January 21, 2019 - With my camera pointed towards the heavens it occurred to me that if I never again see the wonder of the sky as it revea...
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Red Barn at Night

January 17, 2019 - At a lonely barn in the desolate grasslands of the Las Ciegnas Valley, one can allow their imagination to travel back to...
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'Mundi

January 15, 2019 - I think this Coatimundi is Italian-American. As one I can share that only an Italian-American can talk with its hands th...
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Council Rock

January 14, 2019 - Tonight I stood with the ghost of Cochise and watched as the sun gave a eulogy to his legacy with a closing burst of gol...
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Grasslands

January 13, 2019 - What is the Southern Arizona High Desert? Many believe this is the land of the Saguaro, where giant cactus climb from th...
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Coronado Sunrise

January 11, 2019 - What a gift it is to be alive. What a joy to be able to share it with others. What an incredible adventure awaits each d...
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Dragoon Trails

January 05, 2019 - Most people see the sky move throughout the night but do not realize that the sky is stationary to our view, it is the e...
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Quadrantids

January 04, 2019 - As we stood at the foot of the Dragoon Mountains the uncharacteristically 23˚ cold due to the recent snow storms that bl...
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The Wash

December 31, 2018 - Happy New Year! My last image of 2018. What a great year. One of my strangest first memories of moving here was the freq...
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This Old Tree

December 30, 2018 - This morning, yesterday's snowfall left a thin, silky white blanket on the San Pedro Valley. A brief reminder of the unu...
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Winter in the High Desert

December 28, 2018 - I had a simple goal after I read the winter weather advisory last night. If it snowed in the valley, I was going to find...
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The Hidden

December 27, 2018 - I cannot imagine anything other than providence that allowed me to spot this regal eight-point buck hidden in the tall g...
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Christmas Sunrise

December 25, 2018 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Fath...
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December Sunset over the Huachuca Mountains

December 23, 2018 - The Short-eared Owl is an unusual bird, especially for this area. When we found a pair living down the block from us, it...
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