I’m still going through photos from my 2009 trip. I took so many pictures that I got totally overwhelmed. I took this series for a panorama while stopped at the rest area near Springer, New Mexico on Interstate 25.

Palm Tree Silhouette


Dramatic storm clouds move in from the west on an autumn evening in Phoenix.

Blue Medicine Bottles


There are lots of captivating things to photograph (and purchase!) at the Downtown Phoenix Market, especially when you have a Lensbaby to play with.

Taken at the end of Charley’s street, in the same series as Ottowa River Sunset. You can see the same pier on the left, but the poles are not crooked.

Nesting Mourning Dove


This mourning dove looks a little disgruntled. She had no privacy because she built her nest close to the path at the Desert Botanical Gardens.

At the end of Charlie’s street, which dead ends at the Ottowa River. His neighbors have piers and boats and back porches on the river. I took this picture with my Sigma 10-20 at 20mm.

Single Pink Fairy Duster


Single blossom of the Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) shrub, taken at the Desert Botanical Garden.

This is the Waller holler. My Great Grandmother’s house was situated in the little valley between the 2 roads in the middle of this photo. We traveled to Carthage, Tennessee every summer when I was growing up, and we usually stayed for two glorious weeks.

Enharmonic Madness

Enharmonic Madness

Why was the double A-flat here?

No change of key, no modulation to a new key, no logical reason…

The music was published in 2011. Could it be a music notation software glitch? Not likely!



This damselfly was very cooperative. He stayed very still while I got closer and closer, trying to get a good composition with his shadow. Maybe he was resting after a long day of flitting around the river. 


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