Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pink Sunset

I love Arizona sunsets. I may be a little biased, but I think they are some of the most beautiful in the world. We are lucky enough to have a backyard that faces almost due west, which makes for some great sunset viewing. I captured this photo a few days ago, which the sky had a great pink hue to it. The silhouette of the tree on the right helped to balance the photo's composition.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Growing Up

Our Irish Setter puppy named Curry, while hiking on the trail with me. She just had her 6 month birthday and she is on the way to saying goodbye to her "puppyhood".

Here's what she looked like the day we got her at 11 weeks old.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wupatki Ruins with Moon

This months theme for Arizona Daily Photo is "Old Arizona", so I thought this photo of a reconstructed wall at Wupatki National Monument would be a good example.
Once consisting of about 100 rooms, Wupatki Pueblo was probably home to 85-100 people, one of the largest settlements in the area. Today evidence of ball courts and ceremonial structures can still be found here.
Photographically speaking, I really like the composition and the angle of light, but I think I went a little crazy with the color saturation in trying to bring out the red of the rock and the blue of the sky. I still like it thought. Check out the photos by these other Arizona Blogger who take part in theme day with me:

Friday, March 13, 2009

Out of Rock

During a hike on McMillan Mesa the other day, I found this cactus growing out of the rock. Although a couple kinds of cactus do grow in Flagstaff, they usually don't do very well. However, this little guy seems to be thriving.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Matthew Dutile, a fellow photographer that I have as a contact on, has gotten me interested in doing HDR photography again. This is one of my recent ones. It's a little subtle and not so tonemapped as this example, but I like it. It definitely represents a very important part of my! :-) Yum!!

Here's a link to some of my other HDR photography.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I found this olive oil at World Market the other day and it is great on a salad with a little bit of salt. They have 2 other kinds, one from Greece and one from Italy. I plan on doing a little side-by-side taste test to see which I like best. My friend Cesar, from Spain, would be happy I chose this one to try first.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Better Days

I think this prickly pear cactus has seen better days. I found it on Oldham Trail, just off of Buffalo Park. Hopefully, a little water and a little summer heat will bring it back to life.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Our Irish Setter, Curry, on Oldham Trail near Buffalo Park in Flagstaff. Though the snow hadn't completely melted, the trail was mostly clear, and good enough to get a nice hike in. Mount Elden
can be seen in the background.

Friday, March 6, 2009


Spring is in the air.....and coming out of the ground! It's been in the high 60's the last week or so, and I have been enjoying every second of it. Did some yard work and began the first steps of building a veggie garden. I see vegetable macros in my future.