I saw the cutest bug walking back to the office today.

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PFTA: Not Social Distancing

Every once in a while I get a hankering to hike in the deserts of Southern Utah.  This image comes from one such adventure in 2014.  I was taking macro shots of this yellow desert flower when I had a couple of unexpected visitors.  I guess they didn’t mind each other’s company, and I enjoyed the moments of (not so) close interaction.  These two are not social distancing, but I’m glad I kept my distance.

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Enjoy

Macro on a Superscale

With macro photography, the general idea is to make something small look big. Sometimes, though, Mother Nature likes to throw us a curve ball.

Ponderosa Pine trees are massive, ranging from 40-60 feet tall. However, height is relative. Here in Zion National Park, the walls tower over 2000 feet over the valley floor, and some places are even higher.

To give you an idea, take a look at this photograph from the West Rim Trail, one of my absolute favorite trails in Zion. The wall is so high, you can’t even see the top.

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Macro Photography

I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine Wild Weekly Photo Challenge

for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Macro Photography!

It was very difficult to pick which photo to use, so I broke it down to three:

This is a close up of Stinging Nettle that is very pretty to look at, but not to touch.
This is the endangered Las Vegas Poppy that I found in the desert just east of Las Vegas, NV.
And last but not least:
One of my favorites, a Monarch Butterfly drinking the nectar from some flowers.

Opening Ebay Store

Announcing the opening of the first of many items being listed on Ebay for auction.  Since it is early summer, I thought it best to start with a symbol of spring: bees pollinating flowers.  I enjoy this photograph.  I took this at the Grand Canyon when I was working there.  This is a print of a 5×7 framed and signed.  When I took this photograph, I wasn’t aware of the bee in the shot.  I tried to get more of this bee, but as I like bees but they don’t like me, I ran as soon as it came towards me.  Here is a link to the item in