Chuparosa Flowers


Chuparosa, also known as hummingbird bush, is a pretty drab shrub with beautiful flowers. It’s native to Arizona and great for xeriscaping. If you want to attract hummingbirds to your yard, you should plant one or two.

Crysanthemum fireworks leave a red reflection on the Ohio River. From my 2009 trip across the country.

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Close-Up


This is from 2007, when I first got my Nikon 105mm Micro glass.

Here’s another photo of the Ottawa River at sunset, this time including a pier and its reflection. There’s some information about the Ottawa River over at Wikipedia.

Toledo, Ohio is a wonderful place, with lots of stuff to do. Don’t you believe the songs! If only there weren’t so much snow…

Brown Damselfly


Chasing damselflies in the evening is much easier than chasing dragonflies in the morning!

Scorpionweed Flowers


Here’s my favorite little purple weed. It grows all along the roadsides in Arizona, but unless you stop to look at some close up, you never see the wonderful spirals of the stems.

At the end of Mom and Charley’s Street, sunset painted the water of the Ottawa River gold. These travelers were making their way downstream.

Early in the morning on my way to the Chalk Pyramids in Kansas, I stopped to admire the scenery, the ancient erosions of the land, and to say hello to the local inhabitants. (Most of them shook their heads and went on their way while muttering “Tourists!”)

Red Fairy Duster


There are usually fairy duster-type flowers in bloom during most of the year in Arizona.


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