10/2020

October is red chile season! A local Arizona farmer grows all different kinds of chiles and throughout the summer his customers can buy the chiles roasted or unroasted. There is a choice of mild, medium and very spicy. In the fall the chiles turn to a beautiful red and the display in his stand is filled with warm vibrant color.

9/2020

September is here and we are already seeing some migrating birds. A Nashville Warbler stopped by (just for a short visit) and luckily I was able to get a few photos before he flew off. On his way south to Mexico no doubt.

8/2020

The hummingbird feeders are active all day long! Not only do we have the Rufous (top) and the Black-chinned (bottom), there are also Anna’s and the Broad-tailed stopping by. August will be a busy month!

6/2020

An Anna’s Hummingbird is seen enjoying the blanket flowers that grow near my studio window. The zinnias will be blooming in just a few days and both the Black-chinned Hummingbirds and the Anna’s will dominate the flower garden. That is, until the Rufous’ show up!

5/2020

During these trying times of COVID-19 we have looked deeper into nature for the beauty that is always there. On a sunny and cool spring day we hiked out to an overlook of Horse Tank Canyon, one of our favorite places for viewing this rugged Arizona canyon.