Weekly Photo Challenge – Sweet (Rides)

Scottsdale, Arizona.

This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands asks to show something {or someone} sweet, no doubt in honor of Valentine’s Day. You can read her entire challenge post here. Having just returned from a Carnival Cruise, I missed my opportunity to photograph any number of luscious sweet desserts. I prefer instead to wrap myself around such morsels of goodness and follow that old adage, “No pictures, no videos, deny, deny, deny!” No, honey, I don’t know what happened to that last piece of pie.” “Out of cookies, again? How could that be?” Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction – A Scottsdale Tradition for 47 Years

Scottsdale, Arizona.

Last week, my sister and her friend came to visit us in Buckeye. On Wednesday we made the annual pilgrimage to Westworld, the site of the 47th Annual Scottsdale auction. Since wintering in Arizona starting in 2012, I haven’t missed attending this iconic auction. I always leave with over a hundred images to select from for sharing with you… but never any automobiles. You see, my friends, my budget won’t allow me to even consider bidding on the vehicles I might wish to own. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Variations on a Theme

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to “show the same thing – an object, place, or person – presented in several different ways. You can read the entire challenge post here.  This challenge was easy. Lynn and I winter in a small house in a development that’s near some public desert land. It’s less than a two-mile drive to “leave the city” and be alone in the desert. It’s a great place to view Arizona’s magnificent sunsets. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 21 January 2018

Buckeye, Arizona.

Late in the afternoon on January 14, I stepped outside onto our patio in Buckeye, Arizona and noticed something I’d not seen in Arizona before. A common occurrence, especially in winter in North Dakota, sun dogs were making an appearance here in Arizona. I’m not an expert on the phenomenon, so I can’t say how rare they are in Arizona. I can only relate that I’ve never noticed them here before. I grabbed my Samsung Galaxy S7 and captured the moment. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Weathered

The Great Southwest, USA.

This week, Krista Stevens asks us to show the effect of time and the elements. I have some images of old farm equipment and other associated gear that has the patina of old age, maybe measured at no more than a century in time. I even have images of buildings of a certain era that would certainly qualify as meeting the challenge. You can read the entire challenge post hereContinue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 31 December 2017

Buckeye, Arizona.

New Year’s Eve 2017. If you are reading this, we are back in Buckeye after our short trip home to Fargo for Christmas with family. I am actually creating this post on our first full day back in Fargo. The temperature right now is 6 degrees F. I am looking forward to heading south again to capture more of those glorious Arizona sunsets. The post is scheduled to automatically publish on New Year’s Eve. Continue reading