Gulf Fritillary Butterflies Mating

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Well I hate to say it but our little newly hatched butterfly was barely dried off before another butterfly came along. I guess this explains the profusion of caterpillars on the passion vine.

New Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

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This is a newborn butterfly on my back porch. The underside of their wings are very dark and brown and gold. The top of their wings are mostly bright orange.

Spooky Lucia di Lammermoor Violin Bow Shadow

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The last time we played Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the Arizona Opera was in 2007. I stood in my bass-playing spot and surreptitiously took pictures of the people around me in the pit, but Toru caught on and ended up posing for me.

1920 Republican Ad from Needlecraft Magazine

1920 Republican Ad from Needlecraft Magazine

Some fun facts about the 1920 election

Fancy fabrics

I was crazy for crazy quilting in the mid to late nineties, made several jackets and vests, book covers, pillows and coverlets. Here’s the last of my stash of fancy fabrics, all photographed nicely for ebay.

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I’d like to say that I planned this shot but it was mostly an accident. I was going to take a picture of Melanie the cellist on her way to the pit in the Orpheum Theatre. About to press the shutter, I noticed the man behind her, and did not have enough time to refocus.

Fireworks at Lake Pleasant

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I hadn’t had my camera for very long and was able to talk Ben into going with me to Lake Pleasant for the fireworks. They had a country music stage, lots of games and rides for the kids, and plenty of porta potties.  I think I took at least 500 photos.

Gecko on the porch ceiling

We have geckos in our house. They reside in the attic and probably inside the walls. Every year there is a new batch of youngsters who hang out by the kitchen window because the kitchen light attracts bugs. I can hear the little ones chirping when I go outside. Every once in a while we see a baby gecko in the house, and we try to catch them and take them outside.

Rainbow from South Mountain

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Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

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