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sheer luck

February 02, 2020 - Professional photographers do their share of planning when it comes to a particular type of photography. The nature phot...
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winter guests

November 16, 2019 - Every season on the mesa is different, and each season varies from year to year, depending on the weather and other envi...
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feathers and petals

September 15, 2019 - Each photographer works in her or his own way. Unless I am photographing a wedding, doing an environmental portraiture s...
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seasonal joys

August 18, 2019 - One of the myriad interesting things about the Rocky Mountain west part of the United States is the seasonal changes. So...
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spring chaos

May 19, 2019 - Capricious winds and bouts of winter weather and snow signal springtime in the Rocky Mountains. In spite of the conditio...
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freshman orientation

August 12, 2018 - It is the time of year that either thrills or puts a shiver down the spines of students all over the world. They are hea...
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jet jockeys

August 05, 2018 - This slang term used to describe pilots of jet fighter aircraft is the term I frequently associate with hummingbirds. Th...
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the eyes have it

February 05, 2018 - Thrushes or the Muscicapidae family apparently have had a very good year. There are hundreds of robins, bluebirds, and s...
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Ducks??

December 17, 2017 - I know two things that are true in this world. Where there is water, there is life, and it seems that robins are the nea...
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Where there is water

November 27, 2017 - One of the givens is that life on Planet Earth needs water. And where there is water, there is life. We have seen this p...
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not precisely as prescribed

September 11, 2017 - Hurricane Irma dominated the 24/7 news cycle for much of the week and certainly this weekend, as the hurricane dragged i...
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capturing the unexpected

August 21, 2017 - One of the things a photographer in the field learns early on is that not everything will be as one expects, and frequen...
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aerial antics, set 2

July 31, 2017 - The end of July into early August, the hummingbird population on the mesa is at its apex, with anywhere from 425 to 475...
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on the move

July 24, 2017 - One of my consistent photography challenges comes in the form of those aerial daredevils otherwise known as hummingbirds...
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signs of spring

March 13, 2017 - I literally am unable to count how many times this month people have said to me variations of these questions or declara...
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dazed and confused

November 14, 2016 - I know (from an independent survey conducted by yours truly) that many people were left dazed and confused by the presid...
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Once more, for the aces

August 08, 2016 - Migration is one of the great wonders of nature. Particularly stunning is hummingbird migration. Why do they move from a...
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Return of the Gingers

July 18, 2016 - With almost the same consistency as the returning broad-tailed hummingbirds around United States income tax filing time...
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solstice

June 20, 2016 - 120 degrees in Palm Springs, California. 116 degrees in Phoenix. 95 degrees here on the mesa yesterday at 7,800 elevatio...
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They are back

March 28, 2016 - Short of the hummingbirds, which usually arrive in the middle of April, most of the summer birds that frequent the high...
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transitions

February 15, 2016 - Last week held massive high drama, including the death of Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia and subsequent idealogical...
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signs of spring

March 15, 2015 - At 22:45 UTC (coordinated universal time) this Friday 20 March, the Vernal Equinox is upon us. According to Wikipedia, "...
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Winter companions

February 23, 2015 - The temperature is 15 degrees fahrenheit right now, and a north breeze is blowing the snow into drifts around the house.
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