Tuesday, November 30, 2010

At Work

And, here is yesterday’s little hummingbird back at work.

Monday, November 29, 2010


I found this little guy making himself look presentable.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Aesthetically Pleasing

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday with great friends who happen to live just down the street from me.  At the entrance to the house was this lovely welcoming display that just seemed to be perfect for the chilly weather and the pleasing aroma of food cooking wafting through the house.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Theatre Night

Last night I went to the theatre with a good friend to see “Hairspray” by the Phoenix Theatre Company.  The performance was spectacular and every bit as good as the original cast production that I saw in New York a few years ago.  I was genuinely wowed by the incredible talent on that stage.  As I was leaving, the star Lillian Castillo (playing Tracy Turnblad) and Chris Eriksen (playing three parts) were in the lobby so I snapped a picture.  Great job Lillian and the entire fabulous cast.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blazing Sky

On my drive home from work Tuesday evening, the sky was a bit overcast and then suddenly it started to turn this amazing shade of orange.  I was sitting in the middle of heavy traffic and knew I couldn’t get out of my car so I shot this right out of the windshield. 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving in the US.  There will be a lot of turkey and pumpkin pie consumed.  Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Behind Bars

I wonder what they did to deserve their incarceration.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wagon Wheel Bench

Found at a south Phoenix conference center

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rusty Stars

On the side of a building

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I think that I shall never see…..

….a poem as lovely as a tree.
Alfred Joyce Kilmer

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Many desert plants have strong teeth.

Friday, November 19, 2010


An idyllic spot at the Orange Tree Golf Resort in north Phoenix.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Is anyone home…

I love this birdhouse I spotted at a new business called Arizona Aqua Botanicals.  They make gorgeous fountains and ponds that liven up landscapes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sapphire Showers

I’m starting to see a lot of these Sapphire Showers plants in different public places.  I think it produces such beautiful flowers.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I love the glow of sunrise on the tall buildings in downtown Phoenix.

Monday, November 15, 2010


The Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix makes a perfect backdrop for the copper dome on the rectory at St. Mary’s.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


While I’m on the zoo theme, I’ll post one more photo from last weekend.  This one is of our favorite tiger.  He is fierce looking, don’t you think?  I do love my telephoto lens!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


When I visited the Phoenix Zoo last week, I got some great shots of our favorite lion but, this was my favorite.  My what a big yawn!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pea Soup

There’s a duck in my soup! 
Not really, just a black water bird swimming in an algae covered pond.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Over the Wall

Yesterday, Phoenix City Councilman Tom Simplot went over the wall of a 16 story building……for a good cause.  He, along with a few others repelled down the side of the One Lexington high-rise to raise money for the Special Olympics.

I was on the ground taking the photo above and his chief of staff was on the roof taking the photo to the left.  Both of us agreed that it something neither of us could do! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


A vast array of pottery graces the front porch of this house.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Such a bright color for a house on a quiet street.  I don’t know what to make of that free-standing and rustic doorway that graces the entrance.  But, I do wonder if those are his and hers motorcycles.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This golden camel resides on the side of a building that houses Camelback Antiques.  What a perfect icon to represent this store as well as Camelback Mountain, the beautiful mountain that sits on the eastern side of Phoenix and Camelback Road, the street that runs east and west on the southern edge of the mountain.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Past & Present

You might say that for a flower, beauty fades quickly but, I think that faded beauty has an appeal all its own.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


The Phoenix Zoo has acquired two young koalas.  Here’s one of them doing what koala’s do best…....napping!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cactus Wren…posing

He looks like he was posing for me, doesn’t he?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall Welcome

Welcoming flowers decked out in fall colors.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


There were all kinds of music at the Desert Botanical Gardens last weekend to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.  I enjoyed this all girl Mariachi band.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a traditional holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries.  It is a day to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family who have passed.  I photographed this little figurine at the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Desert Botanical Gardens.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Theme Day - Public Transportation

I just realized yesterday afternoon that I didn't have a photo for theme day.  So, on my way to meet a friend for drinks, I saw one of our light rail trains approaching in my rear view mirror.  I held my camera out of the driver's side window while I was stopped at a traffic light and I didn't even look to see what I was taking.  I just snapped.  I was thinking that it was probably a throw-away shot, but once downloaded, I kind of like it.  It has that slight "Tenin-style" tilt to it and I love the giant sun reflection on the building behind the train.

Lately our light rail trains have been wrapped up in all kinds of advertising making them moving bill boards.  It is something the city really didn't want to do, but with the bad economic times, the extra money helps to support the transit system.

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