Thursday, September 16, 2021

Desert Hiking – Tucson in January

January 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Gallery, Nature, Pole Tips, Poles for Hiking, Travel

Tucson in January.  Below is a desert pony.  This saguaro skeleton really was like a prancing pony.  To the right is a healthy young saguaro in front of a Palo Verde (AZ state tree and very green 🙂 Saguaros  can grow to 60” tall (although the tallest we saw was probably 20′ and, according to […]

One of our favorite Winter Visitors, the BuffleHEAD!

February 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Nature, Our World

Thanks to our bird buddy, Len Blumin: The Bufflehead is a small “Sea Duck” (in the tribe Mergini) that winters in large numbers along our coast, and inland on bays, rivers and ponds. The Bufflehead may be common, but he is a rather difficult subject to photograph. The unmistakeable male sports only the brightest whites […]

Happy New Year Photo for 2012

January 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Nature

From our nature buddies, Len & Patti Blumin, who do so much to help others enjoy the natural world: Wishing you all the best and brightest for the New Year. May your days be filled with birds and odes (both kinds). Seems appropriate to end the year with a photo of creature that almost never […]

Whether hiking or kayaking, this little gal…

December 22, 2011 by  
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…is frequently seen, but rarely for long enough to admire. From many bird-lovers to another, deep thanks to our bird buddy, Len Blumin: Today at Miller Point Boat Launch (Nick’s Cove, Tomales Bay) we got good views of a female Belted Kingfisher at the north end of the parking lot. These shy birds are difficult […]

Italy from an artist’s perspective

October 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel

Good friends went to Italy recently.   Walking, drawing and photographing.  Lovely! We’d love to hear of your travels!  Click on any photo to enlarge 🙂