The Vermilion Flycatcher is a delight to see and brightens our yard with his vibrant color. He adds a bit of festivity during this month of December. Happy holidays to all and stay safe!


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.


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.


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!


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!