Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Guys With Big Lenses

These are serious bird photographers and their cameras were drawing a crowd. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hummingbird Posing

He was guarding his spot on the branch aggressively from the rest of the flock at the Old Mill Restaurant in Crown King.

Saturday, July 27, 2013


I spotted these desperadoes hitching a ride on the last car of the Grand Canyon Train coming back into town one evening. They look like they might be up to no good.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Torch Lily

Also known as 'Red Hot Poker', the scientific name of this plant is 'Kniphofia Uvaria'. The flowers bloom on top of 3 to 5 foot stems.  Being a very hardy plant, in some areas, this plant has become invasive and is considered a weed.
Every time I see these flowers I think of those little orange and yellow Halloween candies.

Thursday, July 25, 2013


Bad Ford Cobra

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Crown King Saloon

We had a fun day trip with very good friends on Monday to Crown King. In this photo my husband Chet and friend Dennis are hanging out in front of the Saloon while the wives, Twyla and myself, snap pictures. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Baby Mockingbird

This young mockingbird may have left the nest too soon. It couldn't fly yet and was taking cover under a shrub. The parents were watching over it and feeding it on the ground. I hope it survives to grow up and sing.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Getting The Right Angle Shot

We photographers will do just about anything to get that perfect shot. 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Shrine Of St. Joseph Of The Mountains

We visited The Shrine of St. Joseph in Yarnell on Friday. The fire went through there but the statues all survived but some of the trees were burned or scorched and the wood cross on this one had burned away leaving the statue. The Shrine was built in 1939. Several buildings at the shrine burned down completely.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cowgirls And Their Horses

Two dark haired beauties getting ready to go. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

This Is How We Roll

Long trip? No problem, wake me up when we get there. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Variety Of Hats

Some dirtier than others. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Big Red

Munching on hay and lounging around while waiting for his turn to buck some cowboy off into the dirt.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dressed For The Train

These cute kids and their parents were rushing to board the train to the Grand Canyon but were nice enough to stop for a moment to pose for me before getting on the train. They were sure dressed for the occasion.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Firefighters Memorial Sculpture

I was able to get closer to the sculpture the day after the memorial service. 
There were still a few people coming to take pictures and talk to the firefighters who were there helping with taking down and cleaning up after the service. 

I have heard that the sculpture will be relocated to fire station 7 in Prescott. 

This group of firefighters from Flagstaff were busy cleaning around 
the outside of the building but stopped long enough to pose for a picture. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sculpture Close Ups

I went back and got some close up shots of the sculpture that I posted yesterday.  This one shows the shovel and the decapitated rattlesnake.

 This is the snake head, on the ground by the hem of her skirt.

I do have to say, I am not as brave as this woman. On the rare occasions that I have seen a rattlesnake, I have left them alone and moved out of striking distance as fast as possible.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Prescott Valley Sculpture

The new sculpture at the Prescott Valley Town Hall called 'Not So Gentle Tamer' was installed this week. It depicts a a woman who has just beheaded a rattlesnake with her shovel. The artist is Bob Boze Bell and it was sculpted by Deb Gessner.  I will post a few more pictures of this sculpture in the near future.

This firefighter sculpture was placed outside the convention center in Prescott Valley for the memorial service yesterday for the 19 firefighters who perished in the Yarnell fire.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Licence Plate Map

Seen on the wall of a shop in Prescott.

Friday, July 5, 2013


These small memorials are showing up at fire stations all over Prescott.