Architectural detail of mission San Xavier del Bac
My composition was constrained by a tall construction screen but I liked this dramatic lighting.
"White Dove of the Desert"
I was on my way home from a trip into the Tumacacori Highlands, tired and hungry, when I looked over and saw the atmospherics at the mission San Xavier del Bac. My camera MADE me stop.
Rush or Desert Milkweed (Asclepsias subulata)
Milkweed is crucial to the life-cycle of the monarch. Females search for milkweed to lay their eggs. Larvae (caterpillars) only feed on milkweeds in the Asclepias family.
Happy Birthday America
Fireworks started a brush fire on "A" Mountain, fortunately firefighters were on hand to put it out.
A solitary saguaro blossom.
Mini-me shooting a cactus flower
Ironwood in Bloom
The first rays of sunrise filter through the canopy of an Ironwood tree in Bloom.
The first rays of sunshine filter through the blossoms of an Ironwood tree in Bloom.
Cholla cactus blossom captured with fast 50 mm prime lens
Reach for the Sky
A Century Plant (agave americana) sends it's stalk racing for the sky in preparation for a spectacular bloom.
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