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!


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.