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wildflowers continue!

I’ve missed a few days of posting photos because I’m in the process of putting together a second edition of my flora guide and I’ve been out almost every day hiking and photographing leaving little time for anything else. BUT, as you probably know, the flowers won’t last forever so I gotta get ’em while I can!

Yesterday I spent half the day with friends and representatives of the Maricopa Audubon Society and the Central Arizona Butterfly Association. It was a scouting trip for a possible bird and or butterfly walk next Spring. The area is in the North East part of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and is one of the most beautiful trails in the Preserve. Because this area is at a higher elevation, there were still plenty of Wildflowers. To give you an idea of how much there is to see…..the trail is just 9/10ths of a mile each way but we spent 4 hours exploring! All in all, it was a very successful morning and I’m betting they will add this trail to their schedule next year.


photography tips

For my friends who are new to photography (or not), here are some very simple photography tips.
Memorize them or write them down and carry with you. They’ll make photography more fun!

Rick Sammon’s Top Ten Digital Photography Tips

Here’s a link to Rick’s YouTube Channel where you’ll find more photography tips:

Michael The Mentor – Lessons on how to use a Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera

Here’s a link to his YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelTheMentor

MomPhotographer – Especially for compact camera users

Here’s a link to her YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/momphotographer

first kitten video

As promised, I’m finally starting to post the first videos I took of our cats.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 3 years since we rescued Cleo and his sister Cloe!

Warning if you’re not a cat lover….Viewing my cat videos is like watching grass grow.
I can’t help it. Cleo and Cloe are so cute I have a hard time cutting anything out 🙂


(Video shot with a Canon S3IS – editing software: Vegas Studio 9 Platinum).

thinking cool thoughts

I’m testing a WordPress plug-in that lets me embed a video in a post. Since it’s so hot here,
I thought of a video I shot this past December of a hike through the wash that borders our
neighborhood. The sound of the water actually worked to cool me off 🙂


(I still haven’t figured out all the compression settings for best quality)