Dating Plumage

Flappy & Fabulous Fall Colors

The Definition of Autumn: Perfect Temperature, Perfect Yellow Light, Perfect Monarch Specimen, Perfect pose... almost. One can't deny the glow of sunlight of October!!! : ) Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus on Chamisa or Rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Ericameria nauseosa)

Summer Sun

B.Y.O.B. Bring Your Own Breakfast ...

One lovely morning while having breakfast out on the portal, a small flock of busy little Bushtits flew into the bush directly in front of our table. Joining us, his meal was as long as he is. Glad I'm not a bird! Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) Bush (Caesalpinia gilliesii)

High Rain

In the Desert Southwest a cloud is considered a Monsoon. If and when there is ever rain more often than not the raindrops evaporate before reaching the ground. This is know as "High -Level Precipitation" and in this very dry climate, it's very frustrating … but it makes for awesome sunsets ...

Mud Puzzle !!!

Just Add Water ....


Mud cracks with indecision


Growers Market

Pick, Pocket-Gopher

Caught in the Act! Minding his own business Pick, Pocket Gopher, was busily doing his best to undermine his neighbors postbox, which he had chosen to live under. He was doing a fair job of it too! It's not art, but sometimes cute is close enough : ) (Thomomys bottae)




This little coyote pup spent the morning calling for Mom. Like a Jemez Storyteller, he had a lot to say. He took the opportunity to adventure around his den and even tried a spot of hunting. He is just too cute ! -- FYI Mom did show up later -- (7? week old, Canis latrans)

Cottonwood, a Portrait

To the South!

Ciel Eiffel

Everyone should have a "Tour Eiffel" - here's one of mine : )

The Land Beyond the Moon


a play of white light at night

Nap in the Garden ... Books

Sleeping sweetly? More like climbing to great heights just to tick-off the dog by napping on her foul weather gear!