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It's a gem

Last Saturday, Serge and I went to the memorial service of his coworker’s wife. She had been battling Stage 4 colon cancer for the better part of the last 7 years, including a couple of times to the point of remission. 786 more words

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Growing

In May I met this young red-tailed hawk on one of the off-map trails in the Pima Dynamite area, it was still growing in confidence if not in size. 173 more words

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Tall Tales

I’ve heard tell of a land where cacti grow out of rocks but I can’t believe such a place actually exists, tall tales to be sure.

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Pushups

With a pounding headache and growing nausea I had to chuckle as I walked down the trail that this would be a sunrise best enjoyed sitting on the back porch beside the pool, except that having done only one other short hike the past month it felt good to be out on the trails. 250 more words

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The Eye of Sauron

A close-up of the damage done when a saguaro arm breaks away, taken on the Kovach Family Nature Trail in McDowell Sonoran Preserve in January.

Arizona

The House at the Top of the World

I was a bit surprised to see birds building nests in cacti when we moved here as it didn’t seem to be the most comfortable place to raise your children but I can see how it might keep ground predators at bay. 53 more words

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Backyard Beauty

Though I haven’t spent much time photographing them we do get a variety of birds to our small backyard. Our house is on a slope with a narrow common area below the back of the house with some trees and cacti and grasses, although it isn’t easy to get back there it does provide a nice backdrop. 89 more words

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