Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Snow in August???

Yep, that's snow on the top of the San Francisco Peaks........or possibly a heavy blanket of hail. We had (probably) one of our last big rainfalls of the 2008 Monsoon Season yesterday and when the sky cleared, we could see a covering of white "stuff" on the top of the mountain from our driveway. I haven't been out today to see if it's still there, but since the thermometer says its already 73 degrees, I'm thinking its probably gone by now. :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I took this photo in my new backyard this morning. This little blue flower has multiplied and half the yard is a blanket of blue. It's amazing how the petals are almost iridescent.

View from Front

Hi Everyone. I have to apologize for the lack of photo postings lately. My wife and I just moved into our first home and we've been working hard painting, ripping up carpet, moving our stuff, etc., so I haven't had a lot of time to post photos. Not to mention a lack of the internet at home. But now that things are settling down and we have internet service in our new place, I hope to get back into the swing of things.

Today's photo was taken out a bedroom window from the front of our house. The sun was just starting to set and was painting Mount Elden (on the right) in rich light.

Monday, August 4, 2008


I got this shot of a red wildflower near Mormon Lake, southeast of Flagstaff, Arizona. After some research online, I think I have correctly identified it as a chuparosa (Beloperone californica) flower. If I am incorrect please let me know. After having daily monsoon rains for the last couple weeks, the hillsides are covered with wildflowers. This species is a very common one seen around Flagstaff.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Juniper Tree and Peaks

A view of the San Francisco Peaks from the southeast with a Juniper tree in the foreground. If you look on the right side of the horizon you can see Sunset Crater in the distance.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Over the Lake

My wife as she looks out over Mormon Lake on the morning of her 30th Birthday.