Tortolita Rainbow

Rainbow in the Tortlita Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona

Rainbow in the Tortlita Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona.

Woke up to some nice rain and this beautiful rainbow this morning!  The photo blind sits out of sight at the bottom of this rainbow – maybe there will be some gold to find there today!

Desert Photo Retreat

Desert Photo Retreat.

Desert Photo Retreat.

I rarely capture landscape images in the middle of the day, but it is so beautiful right now it is hard not to!  This was just a few minutes ago.  Unfortunately the record high heat wave is beginning to really take its toll on the wildflowers.

The Desert Photo Retreat is now ready for business!  Since it is late in the season, we will have a bit of a limited schedule – but this is a bonus as we didn’t expect to be open this year.  Our photo blind and water feature are done and seeing lots of activity.  Plus, we have amazing landscape and night sky photo opportunities.  For those that are interested, you can even spend the night out here.  I could go on, but I would just be repeating what is on our website:  Desert Photo Retreat.

Via Magazine – 100th Anniversary

Via Magazine, March 2017.

Via Magazine, March 2017.

I have had a few covers for the AAA’s magazine Via over the years, but this is a cool honor to be part of their 100 year anniversary!

This was photo was made near Laughlin Nevada in 2005 during the last “super bloom” which is finally repeating in many parts of the desert this year.

Camping

Tortolita Mountains.

Tortolita Mountains.

The evening view from our campsite.

Bisbee Arizona

Downtown Bisbee, Arizona.

Downtown Bisbee, Arizona.

Made a quick overnight trip down to the historic mining town, turned art community of Bisbee, Arizona.  Cool place!

Tortalita Wildflowers

Wildflowers, Tortolita Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona.

Wildflowers, Tortolita Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona.

I have been wanting to spend the evening photographing from my new photo blind, but I’m distracted by the hillside on our property as it covered with wildflowers!

Mourning Dove

Morning Dove

Mourning Dove

A mourning dove photographed recently from the new blind.